Positive living

A summary of the most important things to know. The new information guide for people who have just been diagnosed as HIV-positive.positive living

During the Nationaal Congres Soa*Hiv*Seks  on December 1st, 2009 (World AIDS Day), Brenda Mugabona (15) who has been HIV-positive since birth, presented the first copy of the new brochure, “Positive Living” to Oscar Hammerstein (a senior lawyer who is open about his HIV status).

HIV for beginners
Positive living is a guide about 'HIV for beginners': it contains basic information in easy-to-understand language on all the things you encounter when you've found out that you have HIV.

The guide includes tons of references to websites and brochures where people can read more about specific HIV-related topics, along with interviews and testimony from a wide spectrum of twelve people with HIV.  

To disclose or not?! If you ever do disclose, you can't retract. In Positive living there are all sorts of possible arguments for revealing and a summary of arguments to keep it to yourself.   

After reading this you will be up-to-date on relevant information about the treatment for HIV. If you have HIV, you don't need to know all the names of the HIV medicines. But  it is really important, for example, that you know that your possibilities for the future are not limited if you change medication.  

People with HIV can get Positive living in the hospital where they are being treated for HIV. Or order it  from the Servicepunt of the Hiv Vereniging (Dutch HIV Association): 020-6892577, 2 PM – 10 PM Mon, Tues and Thurs. You can also download the information guide (pdf - big file - 25 MB)


Hiv Vereniging Nederland

Eerste Helmersstraat 17


020 6 160 160

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020 689 25 77

For questions about living with HIV. Available monday, tuesday and thursday from 2 PM till 10 PM

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