Maintaining a Healthy Body Image With HIV


Chris Iliades, MD

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You're probably working hard to manage all the physical aspects of HIV. Don't ignore the emotional issues that may be bothering you, too.

Issues Affecting Your Self-Esteem

An HIV diagnosis can be devastating to self-esteem. You may feel a certain stigma, a loss of support, and a tremendous amount of stress. You may face relationship problems when you tell a new partner that you're HIV positive.

Managing HIV goes beyond just taking your medications—you’ve also got to live a healthy life. These patients and physicians share how you can give your body what it needs to thrive with HIV.

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