BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HIV CAN BE DIFFICULT, BUT WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
There is a strong network ready and waiting to support you on your HIV journey. From your healthcare team and the wider HIV community to trusted friends and family, there’s a wealth of expertise, experience and friendship to empower you to live the life you want.
For many people living with HIV, the path to living well starts with understanding the facts, the importance of treatment and what Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) truly means.
In this section, you’ll find key facts about HIV and the importance of looking after your physical and mental health to help you get off on the right foot in your HIV journey.
Tom's journey with HIV
Tom’s journey with HIV started in 2011. At the time of his HIV diagnosis, he thought his life was over. Now, he is living in London with his dog and wonderful fiancé Craig while working as an advocate for people living with HIV.
Living with HIV has changed. Thanks to innovations in antiretroviral treatment (ART), HIV is now a manageable long-term health condition.1 Read on to discover useful information, resources, and where to find support.
There’s no right or wrong way to respond to an HIV diagnosis. It can spark a whole range of emotions: shock, anger, sadness, and everything in between. But remember, you’re not alone.
For people living with HIV, disclosing your status can be a great way to boost your confidence, improve your support network and help you feel more in control of your condition.
- National Health Service. HIV and AIDS. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hiv-and-aids/. [Accessed September 2021]
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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellowcard in the Google Play or Apple App store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
If you are from outside the UK, you can report adverse events to GSK/ViiV by selecting your region and market, here.