Keeping fit at work

For many people, work is an important part of life. Professional fulfillment can strengthen your self-confidence and help you feel you are leading a normal life despite HIV.

At the same time, it's important to look after yourself, to give yourself enough breaks and to get enough sleep. Sport and activities such as autogenic training, yoga and meditation - whatever you prefer - help to reduce stress.

If you have health problems due to HIV, you should discuss your working conditions with your specialist doctor. You can also talk to your doctor if you need a break from work or need some rehabilitation to recover your health.

If your work situation is no longer suitable because of your HIV, a counseling  session at AIDS Hilfe can help you to look for alternatives. For example, it's possible to apply for partial retirement, and to continue working with a reduced number of hours.