For most people who have reliable access to modern treatment and health care, managing HIV is not just about survival; it's about living well. But what does "living well" actually mean, and what specific steps can you take to maximize your health and happiness if you're HIV positive?
Here, in brief, are 10 recommendations for how you can improve the quality of your life with HIV -- while also improving its quantity.
Myles Helfand is the editorial director of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.
JD Davids is the managing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow JD on Twitter: @JDAtTheBody.
Comment by: Denise Stokes
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm UTC
Let me know if I can contribute anything to #TheBody. I've been HIV+ for 34 years and advocating in the field for 29 years. I've always read the publication but never thought to offer a contribution -- until now! :-) So if I can be of service, please let me know. Keep up the awesome work.
Comment by: John
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016 at 6:43 am UTC
Taking supplements, good ones is essential with people who have HIV. Also the right ones. HIV meds that have damaging negative side effects should be changed and supplements added to new regimen. Many can help prevent lesser negative side effects from prescribed meds. They can help to build the immune system and keep it strong and almost none have any drug interactions with Rx HIV meds.
Comment by: David Brathwaite-Hill
Sat., May. 14, 2016 at 7:54 pm UTC
we are doing all natural .... so many take the drugs and do not clean up their food chain, their habits or anything else. Live as source intended which is not fast food, gmos and drugs
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