Facing a positive diagnosis
Please don’t panic. We are here to help.
If you have just been diagnosed as HIV positive, you are likely to be experiencing a huge range of emotions and to have a load of questions. Please don’t panic – we are here to support you. We can answer your questions, provide you with information, and support you as you come to terms with your status.
HIV is now a long term manageable condition and a positive diagnosis is no longer what it once was. Although there isn’t a cure for HIV, current HIV treatment is so advanced that with early diagnosis you can expect to have a normal life expectancy and live a healthy and active life.
By taking daily medication, HIV positive people can reduce the amount of HIV in their bodies to undetectable levels, which not only benefits their own health, but also means that the chances of passing on HIV to someone else during sex are close to zero.
The most important thing is to access care and start treatment as soon as possible.
We’d suggest speaking initially to one of our client support advisors and they will be able to talk you through what happens next and share with you the kinds of support we are able to offer. You can come to either of our Slough or Reading centres, we can chat over the phone, or we can meet you somewhere else that suits you – so please do get in touch.
If you would like to talk confidentially to one of our team, telephone us on 01628 603400 (Slough) or 0118 935 3730 (Reading) or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can contact us via the Live Chat function on the website.