Four strangers with HIV meet for the first time and discover how their expectations from life and experience of living with HIV differs. Find out what they learnt from each other and what advice they would give to their younger selves
The HIV is: Expectations from Life survey explored the hopes and aspirations of people living with HIV (PLWHIV) compared to the general population in three areas: health and quality of life; love, sex and relationships; and, professional life and financial planning.
The HIV is: Expectations from Life survey, commissioned by Gilead Sciences Europe, surveyed 3,245 adults with and without HIV in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK to uncover whether the expectations from life of people living with HIV differed from those without.
The survey was fielded between November and December 2016 on behalf of Gilead by independent market research company Censuswide. A multi-national steering committee of PLWHIV, along with experts in HIV, financial planning and relationship psychology, were consulted in the analysis of the survey results.
The HIV is: Expectations from Life survey is intended to help shed a light on some common misunderstandings about HIV today and encourage PLWHIV to discuss their life expectations with their doctor by visiting www.hivisjustapartofme.eu
For more information about the survey view the Key Findings section below
Use the map to find out how an HIV diagnosis can impact the expectations of someone living with HIV, and whether these vary between different populations and across different countries.
Listen to four people living with HIV read powerful letters to their younger selves and hear the advice they wish they knew when they were first diagnosed.