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Know your illness

Know your illness

Knowledge is power!  Learn as much about HIV as you can.  HIV is the perfect example of how knowing your illness and your body can help you manage your disease. If you don't know where to start, ask your doctor or local HIV agency to help you get started. And keep in mind that before acting on any information you find on the Internet, review it with your doctor.  Any information 2 years or older is most likely outdated!

The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) has peer HIV treatment information counselors on staff who are trained to answer questions from people living with HIV/AIDS, their friends, family members and health care providers about HIV, its treatment and side effects. You can call them from anywhere in Canada at 1-800-263-1638 for FREE and ask them the questions that you have about your HIV disease and HIV treatment.

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