HIV and emotional wellness [➦]
• People living with STBBIs and/or HIV
• Practical guide
Darien Taylor (autor) and Josée Bisaillon (illustrator) for CATIE (Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information)
Release Date and Last Update
2013 (updated in 2018)
Maintaining a healthy, balanced emotional outlook on life is an important part of living well with HIV. For many people, advances in the world of HIV all help to make this more possible—HIV treatment has improved, people who are on treatment and maintain an undetectable viral load can feel secure that they won’t pass HIV to their sex partner.s, and people with HIV now live long and healthy lives. To live as healthily as possible with HIV, it is important to take care not only of your mental and physical health but of your mental and emotional health as well.
This booklet is written for people living with HIV, to provide practical information that will help you find and maintain emotional health. It may also be useful for the people who support you—the service providers at your health clinic or HIV organization, your partner, friends, family and loved ones.
*** Note that this description was written by CATIE. ***
CATIE. (2013). HIV and emotional wellness. Retrieved from https://www.catie.ca/sites/default/files/pg-emo-wellness-en-07032018b.pdf
This practical guide offers several concrete avenues for people living with HIV in order to take care of their emotional wellness. The language used shows an empathetic attitude and is non-judgmental, especially by the use of the term « we » which provides a sense of belonging to the community.
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