Michael Carter, Emma Standley

People living with HIV travel without problems in many areas of the world every day. However, being HIV positive can sometimes mean you need to do some additional preparation before leaving home.

For example, some countries have restrictions on people with HIV entering or staying in the country, so it’s important to check if any regulations are in place before you travel. Knowing which vaccinations you need, and which you can receive is also an important consideration. In some places, infections that pose a greater threat to people with weakened immune systems, such as malaria, may be common, so knowing how to prevent or avoid them is important.

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