HEALTHY FOR LIFE: WOMEN AND HIV

Being diagnosed with HIV shouldn’t stop you from living a full, productive life – but you may need to make some changes to your diet and lifestyle to help you stay healthier for longer.

Which Age Group Are You?

You may be studying or just starting your first job and making new friends. At this busy time it is important to remember to look after your health. By making small lifestyle changes now, you could improve your life expectancy so that it is nearly similar to someone who is HIV negative.

In your 30s you are coming more into your own and feeling stronger in your identity. However, this is a time when some women may grapple with baby questions, like ‘should I or can I have one?’ Many life changes can happen in your 30s so it’s important to stay on top of your health.

Getting in shape for the rest of your life doesn’t have to be daunting. Look out for signs and symptoms of ageing and take all the necessary health precautions now.

By the time you’re in your 50s, you probably can’t escape the fact that you’re getting older – you may notice new aches and pains or changes in your wellbeing. There are a number of things to look out for.

You’ve hit your 60s and are heading for your retirement years; you can start enjoying a slower pace of life. Continue your healthy living regime throughout your 60s and beyond to enjoy a good quality of life.

Date of preparation: May 2017 Job code: 001/IHQ/15-07//1233p