Living with HIV now is a very different experience to what it was ten or twenty years ago, and living with HIV in the UK is quite different to living with HIV in some other parts of the world.
We now know that people living with HIV who are on succesful treatment and have an undetectable viral load cannot pass on HIV to their sexual partners; this has had a huge impact on many people’s experiences of living with HIV.
However, people living with HIV in the UK may still experience stigma, discrimination and prejudice.
AIdsmap have produced a new updated version of their booklet, HIV, stigma & discrimination. This booklet is for people living with HIV and explains what stigma and discrimination are, makes some suggestions for how to deal with these problems and gives information about your legal rights.
You can see the full booklet here.