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  • Daily health issues

    HIV needn't interfere with your daily life. Here's some information on day-to-day issues and how to deal with them....

    From: Living with HIV

    Information level Level 2
  • Pets and animals

    Owning a pet can be very enjoyable and rewarding, and there may also be direct health benefits. There is strong evidence that contact with animals can improve...

    From: Living with HIV

    Information level Level 2
  • Drinking water

    Tap water in the UK is safe to drink and there really aren't any special considerations about the UK's drinking water for people with a CD4 cell count above...

    From: Living with HIV

    Information level Level 2
  • Food safety

    If you have a strong immune system, your risk of getting food poisoning is no greater than it is for an HIV-negative person. However, food poisoning can...

    From: Living with HIV

    Information level Level 2
  • Blood problems

    Over time, untreated HIV infection usually leads to a fall in the number of blood cells called CD4 cells, which are an important part of...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Diagnosed with HIV at a low CD4 count

    NAM's factsheet on being diagnosed with HIV when already at a low CD4 cell count...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2

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  • My journey

    When I was diagnosed HIV-positive it was only a year after a serious heart operation, and I really felt my health was broken, that I’d...

    From: In your own words

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