Living with co-infection

Any medical condition can be stressful. This makes it important to have the time and support to learn about choices that affect your health.

However, new HCV meds (DAAs) means that for most people with HIV/HCV coinfection, HCV will be cured.

While waiting for treatment – or dealing with a recent diagnosis, a common experience is for people to want to reduce stress by looking at other aspects of their life.

This can also improve both your quality of life and general health. Some lifestyle changes can also reduce the risk for HCV progression, especially cutting down or avoiding alcohol.

General things like stopping smoking, eating and resting properly, reducing stress, and taking exercise are important for everyone.

Last updated: 17 August 2017.