Information booklet for women living with HIV

Greta Hughson
Published: 15 August 2014

A new edition of our information booklet, HIV & women, for women living with HIV in the UK is now available in print and online at:

HIV & women

An HIV diagnosis is a life-changing event, but women living with HIV can still live a long and healthy life, have a baby without passing on HIV, work, study, and have fulfilling emotional and sexual relationships.

The information in this booklet is for you to read in your own time. It aims to help answer your questions on living well with HIV, but also to help you think about questions you want to ask your doctor, and issues you want to talk about with people who support and care for you.

Some of the topics it covers are:

We’re grateful to everyone who helped to shape this booklet and who sent us feedback on drafts, in particular Positively UK and the women living with HIV and medical professionals who acted as our review panel for this booklet.

For more information

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We are grateful to Wandsworth Oasis and Bristol-Myers Squibb for funding towards the cost of producing this booklet. Our funders have had no editorial control over the content.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.