What can I do to help myself?

There’s a lot you can do to look after your physical and mental health and general wellbeing.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is a good start. This includes getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, only drinking sensible amounts of alcohol, and avoiding or moderating drug use.

Attending your clinic appointments and taking HIV treatment as prescribed is a very important part of staying well.

It’s also important to look after your mental health and emotional wellbeing. Depression and anxiety are common issues, and acknowledging how you feel and finding support to deal with concerns or mental health issues should not be overlooked. Living with HIV can be hard at times, and most people need the help of others from time to time. Don’t be frightened or embarrassed to ask for help.

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