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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Home Treatment

If you are infected with HIV, you can lead an active life for a long time.

Make healthy lifestyle choices

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

Get the 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.

If your partner has HIV:

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: February 13, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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