First Up:

This is your life, your HIV and your journey. That means you make the rules, you choose where you’re going and you decide how you’re going to get there. Think of yourself as the pilot, not the passenger.


Understand that HIV and the drugs used to treat it can speed up the ageing process. That’s not to say you’ve got to swap Mykonos mayhem for birdwatching in Bridport, just get to know the risks that HIV poses to your mental and physical health and consider making small changes to your lifestyle accordingly.


Remember, even seasoned pilots need a compass. Speak to your doctor, other health professionals and support workers. Their expertise can help you take the right route to your destination – a long, happy and healthy life.