Living with HIV

Health-related issues for people living with HIV

Contents

For HIV treatment, please see our Treatment section.

What Does HIV Do to You?

How HIV affects your body

Monitoring Your Health

Tests to monitor HIV infection and overall health

More on monitoring tests

Side Effects and Symptoms

Side effects of HIV treatments and HIV symptoms and how to handle them

See also Side Effects in the Treatment section

Long-Term Health

Long-term health issues that can affect people living with HIV

Aging with HIV

The impact of aging for people living with HIV

More on HIV and aging

Bone health

Bone health for people living with HIV

More on bone health

Brain health

Brain health and cognitive issues for people living with HIV

More on brain health

Emotional health

Emotional and mental health issues for people living with HIV

More on emotional health

Heart health

Cardiovascular health for people living with HIV

More on heart health

HIV and chronic inflammation

Inflammation caused by HIV and its effects on the body

More on chronic inflammation

HIV-related infections and cancers

Infections and cancers that can affect people living with HIV

Infections

Cancers

Kidney health

Kidney health for people living with HIV

More on Kidneys

Liver health

Liver health for people living with HIV

More on Liver health

HIV and Pregnancy

Pregnancy and pregnancy planning options for people living with HIV

More on reproductive and maternal health

Disclosure

Telling others you have HIV

For more on Disclosure, see Legal issues for people living with HIV.

HIV in Specific Populations

People from specific populations who are living with HIV

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM)

Gay and other MSM living with HIV

For more, see Gay Men's Sexual Health Knowledge Centre.

Women

Women living with HIV

For more, see Women in the Specific populations section of Prevention.

People who use drugs

People who use drugs and are living with HIV

For more, see People who Use Substances in the Specific populations section of Prevention.

Aboriginal peoples

Aboriginal peoples living with HIV

For more, see Aboriginal Peoples in the Specific populations section of Prevention.

Children

Children living with HIV

For more, see Children in the Specific populations section of Prevention.

Youth

Young people living with HIV

For more, see Young people in the Specific populations section of Prevention.

Older adults

Older people living with HIV

  • HIV and aging from Managing Your Health, CATIE’s guide for people living with HIV
  • Growing Old Gracefully from The Positive Side, CATIE’s health and wellness magazine for people living with HIV
  • Aging and HIV – Toronto People With AIDS Foundation

For more see Older Adults in the Specific populations section of Prevention

Ethnocultural communities

People living with HIV from ethnocultural communities

For more, see Ethnocultural communities in the Specific populations section of Prevention.

Immigrants, refugees and non-status people

Immigrants, refugees and non-status people living with HIV

For more, see Immigrants, Refugees and People Without Immigration Status in the Specific populations section of Prevention.

National HIV Organizations

Contact information for HIV organizations and health ministries in Canada

HIV 411

HIV411 provides access to up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS and related services in Canada

Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health

Contact information for provincial and territorial ministries of health

National Organizations