NCB has produced six Your Life leaflets for young people who have HIV and are aged between about 13 and 25. Most of the leaflets include stories from young people living with HIV, and all contain links to other sources of information and support. - Life Looking Forward. The leaflet covers: feeling safe and well, looking after yourself and being a normal young person, getting on with family members, becoming a parent, transition from children's to adults' HIV health services; - Sharing in Life. The leaflet covers: making decisions about whether or not to tell somebody in your life about your HIV, how to go about telling somebody, and dealing with their reaction, telling sexual partners, and the law around HIV transmission; - Life and Rights. The leaflet covers: the laws and regulations that protect the rights of people living with HIV, how to handle issues around discrimination at work and in other settings, confidentiality, the law around sexual transmission of HIV; - Student Life. The leaflet covers: the educational options open to young people who have HIV, deciding whether and how to tell your college or university that you have HIV, living away from home and dealing with student life, practical, emotional and financial support for students; - Working Life. The leaflet covers: the range of jobs that people living with HIV are able to do, and where to look for work, how people with HIV are protected from discrimination and breaches of confidentiality at work, deciding whether and how to discuss HIV with employers, managing HIV at work, and getting benefits if you're unable to work; - Independent Life. The leaflet covers: finding somewhere to live and transferring your healthcare if moving to a new area, coping with independent living and being in shared housing, finding work and claiming benefits.
National Children's Bureau, NCB
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