Life check: Living with HIV

How much do you know about living with HIV? Test your knowledge by completing our HIV Life check.

The Life check helps you understand the key facts anyone living with HIV should know. Knowing these will go a long way to helping you stay as well as possible.

You will be shown a series of questions, with a number of answers to choose from. In most cases, there is only one right answer, but for a few questions, you can select more than one answer. Click on the answer (or answers) you think are correct.

After you’ve completed it, you’ll get a summary of your answers and some information about the topics covered. The report you create will include a list of any topics you seem to be unsure of. You might want to use this as a checklist of areas to discuss with your healthcare team.

We’ll also tell you where to get more information on living well and staying healthy with HIV.

This quiz is for you to make sure you have all of the up-to-date information you need. The results are not logged or stored anywhere.

To start, please click the button below.

How the Life check works

1. Answer a series of short questions

You will be asked a series of questions about HIV, its treatment and looking after your health. You can answer them all, or you can skip any questions you don't know the answer to. Some of them have more than one correct answer. You won't be asked for your name.

2. Print, email or save a PDF of your custom report

Once you have finished answering the questions, the Life check will produce a personalised report for you, which you can print, save as a PDF or send as an email.

3. Talk to your doctor, healthcare team or an HIV organisation

You can take the report to your next clinic appointment, so you can show your doctor or another member of your healthcare team your answers and talk about the points raised by the questionnaire. Or you can talk to someone from an HIV information or support organisation about areas you’re unsure of.

Life check: Living with HIV

Published August 2017

Last reviewed August 2017

Next review August 2020

Contact NAM to find out more about the scientific research and information used to produce this tool.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.