Living with HIV

Diagnosis

Receiving an HIV diagnosis can be challenging. ViiV Healthcare undertook a new international survey called Positive Perspectives that asked over 1,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) about their HIV diagnosis. Here you can discover more about the emotional support that participants received from their doctor at diagnosis, who else they turned to for support and where they find support today.

1Take a look at the types of emotional support that people who took part in the Positive Perspectives survey (n=1085) found most useful.1

How much support was offered at diagnosis?

68%

of PLHIV indicated that they were offered support, referred for counselling, or informed about support services by their doctor at diagnosis

Who else provided support at diagnosis?

45%

of PLHIV turned to a close friend for emotional support immediately following diagnosis

Who do PLHIV turn to for support today?

32%

of PLHIV would turn to their main HIV specialist for emotional support, based on their current needs today

  • 2See below how this 68% (n=737) of PLHIV were offered emotional support at diagnosis, differs by region, gender, age and sexual orientation:
  • 2See below how this 45% (n=491) of PLHIV that turned to a close friend for emotional support immediately following diagnosis, differs by region, gender, age and sexual orientation:
  • 2See below how this 32% (n=352) of PLHIV that would turn to their main HIV specialist for emotional support today, differs by region, gender, age and sexual orientation:

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References

  1. Murungi A, et al. Experience of living with HIV: Diagnosis & Disclosure – findings from the Positive Perspectives study. Presented at the IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), 23‑26 July 2017, Paris, France. Abstract: WEPED1423

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