Watch the know Your Body Video


This site has been designed to provide accessible, clear information to assist you to make informed decisions on how you can lead healthier lives. It explains the various important body systems that can be affected by HIV infection and anti-HIV treatments, and the health benefits that can be achieved by taking action now. It also explains how different areas of your social life can have an impact on your health, and gives some tips to consider.

With the continual improvements in antiretroviral treatments, people with HIV are living longer than ever before.

But living with HIV puts pressure on the body. HIV infection and some treatments affect your health in different ways than those who are not HIV positive. You have the power to reduce the unique impact of HIV on your body by taking control of your health today. It doesn’t matter what age you are or how long you have been diagnosed for, following the advice on this site can help you live a long and healthy life.

There can be a lot of information to process, so don’t feel like you have to take it all in or make a lot of changes at once. You will probably find it more manageable to prioritise what’s most important to you and by doing it in steps. And you don’t have to do it alone. All the evidence suggests that working with others to implement lifestyle changes has more chance of long-term success than doing it on your own.

And don’t forget to celebrate the progress you’ve made along the way.

Information on this site is provided as general advice. Where appropriate, further advice should be sought from a medical practitioner.