It’s all still possible: Starting points for living well with HIV

Have you found out you have HIV and are trying to get your bearings? We can help you with the basics of living with HIV.

The first thing you need to know is that these days people with HIV can live long and healthy lives, thanks to huge improvements in treatment and care. People with HIV on effective treatment can also have sex without passing HIV to their sex partners. They can also have healthy pregnancies and give birth to HIV-negative babies.

Even so, finding out you have HIV can be stressful. No matter how much good news there is, you might still have to work through the shock and other emotions you may be feeling, at your own pace, in your own way. (Or maybe you're feeling fine!)

Let’s take it one step at a time. You don’t need to become an expert; just knowing some of the basics about HIV can help a lot. Understanding more about HIV will allow you to take charge of your health. And it can help you work with your doctor.