Living well

Long-term HIV treatment and ageing

As HIV care has evolved, the focus has moved away from surviving HIV to living and ageing well with HIV, with improved quality of life being the desired goal. Living well with HIV for the long-term means having many of the same opportunities as someone without HIV. However, ageing with HIV brings all the same challenges – and a few more.

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with HIV or lived with it for a while, it is important to stay up to date with the latest research and information on HIV medications.

Exercising and eating a well-balanced diet is also essential for people living well with HIV. The Positive Perspectives Study highlighted that engaging in your own health and wellbeing, with the support of your healthcare team, is vital.

Take a look at our HIV positive stories below to find out more about living well with HIV.