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Tips for dating someone with HIV

Dating someone who is HIV positive doesn't have to be a no-go. Practising safe sex and being tested regularly are two important factors in a happy, healthy relationship.

People with HIV may age more rapidly

With ART, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected. However, doctors have noted that these patients often show signs of premature ageing.

Planning for the future with HIV

Being diagnosed with HIV can be extremely difficult to deal with but acceptance, knowledge, proper management of your condition and support from loved ones can all assist you in having a happy and healthy future.

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Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria before working for an HIV/AIDS NPO in Soweto for many years. She was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012.

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