Living with HIV is not dying of AIDS. In fact, many people who are HIV positive live perfectly normal lives and stay healthy for many years, sometimes even for decades without developing AIDS.
However, quality of life cannot be sustained for long without the help of proper treatment and medical care, which is available to everyone.
You should seek medical care for HIV regularly even if you feel well and do not have any infections. Not observing how HIV affects your body may put you at risk for further harm to your immune system.
Selecting a medical provider you are comfortable with, trust, and who is familiar with your situation gives you a better chance of managing your HIV successfully.
If you are positive, there are many healthcare professionals and organizations available to you, which provide services and assistance in many areas including: