Don't smoke. People with HIV are more likely to have a
heart attack or get lung cancer.14, 15 Cigarette smoking can raise these
risks even more.
Don't use illegal drugs. And limit your use of alcohol.
Join a support group
Support groups are often good places to share information, problem-solving tips, and emotions related to HIV infection.
You may be able to find a support group by searching the Internet. Or you can ask your doctor to help you find one.
Prevent other illnesses
immunizations and the medicine treatment you need to prevent certain
infections or illnesses, such as some types of
pneumonia or cancer that are more likely to develop in
people who have a weakened immune system.
Tips for caregivers
A skilled caregiver can provide the
emotional, physical, and medical care that will improve the quality of life for
a person who has HIV.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 12, 2014
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