Living with HIV

Living with HIV

There are currently over 36 million people around the world living with HIV.1 So what can we learn from people living with HIV (PLHIV) about what can be done to help improve their quality of life?

Click on one of the topic areas below to see what problems people with HIV most related to. Once you’ve chosen a topic, you can select to see how this changed depending on a person’s gender, age group, sexual orientation and where they live.

Living longer with HIV is achievable by starting treatment soon after diagnosis, and due to the scientific advancements of ARTs and the combinations of ARTs which have evolved over the past 30 years.

Explore the views of PLHIV and key aspects of their lives:


See where participants from the Positive Perspectives survey got emotional support at diagnosis


Find out how stigma impacted the lives of PLHIV in the Positive Perspectives survey


Learn more about HIV treatment and what being undetectable means

Talking to your doctor

Find some tools that can help you prepare for appointments with your doctor


  1. UNAIDS. Global statistics. November 2016 Fact Sheet. Available at: Last accessed April 2017.

For further information, please consult your doctor