Managing your health: a guide for people living with HIV



Production of Managing your health has been made possible through financial contributions from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Mission Statement

CATIE champions and supports innovation and excellence in knowledge exchange for the prevention of HIV transmission, and the care, treatment and support of people with HIV by:

  • collaborating with and building the capacity of front line organizations to use knowledge effectively to respond to the HIV epidemic;
  • supporting and connecting people with HIV, other individuals, and organizations to develop, synthesize, share and apply HIV knowledge;
  • acting as a central contact point for the flow of comprehensive, accurate, unbiased, timely and accessible HIV information and community-based knowledge.

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Decisions about particular medical treatments should always be made in consultation with a qualified medical practitioner knowledgeable about HIV-related illness and the treatments in question.

The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) in good faith provides information resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS who wish to manage their own health care in partnership with their care providers.

Information accessed through or published or provided by CATIE, however, is not to be considered medical advice. We do not recommend or advocate particular treatments and we urge users to consult as broad a range of sources as possible. We strongly urge users to consult with a qualified medical practitioner prior to undertaking any decision, use or action of a medical nature.

We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information accessed through or published or provided by CATIE. Users relying on this information do so entirely at their own risk. Neither CATIE nor the Public Health Agency of Canada nor any of their employees, directors, officers or volunteers may be held liable for damages of any kind that may result from the use or misuse of any such information. The views expressed herein or in any article or publication accessed or published or provided by CATIE are solely those of the authors and do not reflect the policies or opinions of CATIE or the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Managing your health, fourth edition
© 2009, CATIE. All rights reserved.
ISBN 978-0-9784654-5-2
ISBN (print version) 978-0-9784654-3-8
CATIE Ordering Centre Number ATI-40215
(aussi disponible en français ATI-40216)
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