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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (cont.)

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If you are infected with HIV, you can lead an active life for a long time. There are many steps you can take to maintain your health and prevent the spread of HIV.

A skilled and knowledgeable caregiver can provide the emotional, physical, and medical care that will improve the quality of life for a person who has HIV. If your partner has HIV:

What to Think About

Your doctor will consider certain factors such as drug resistance and medicine side effects in determining how best to treat your HIV infection. Treatment for HIV can help you live longer. But in some people, HIV will progress to AIDS, which is fatal. Many important end-of-life decisions can be made while you are active and able to communicate your wishes. For more information, see the topic Care at the End of Life.

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