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What should you say to someone who tells you they have HIV?

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If someone tells you they have HIV, they may need your support. Think about what they might need help with and ask them how they are coping.

You could ask them how they are finding taking their treatment, what they are doing to stay healthy, or if there is anything you can do to help. Remember, the most important thing is to listen, be supportive and don’t judge.

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  • Last updated: 10 November 2023
  • Last full review: 01 March 2022
  • Next full review: 01 March 2025
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