Study shows life expectancy of people with HIV rising
11 September 2013 Last updated at 07:54 BST
An ageing population of people with HIV are living for many decades and into old age, thanks to anti-retroviral medication.
But a new study has found that while life expectancy is increasing, the stigma for people who have it often means quality of life is going down.
Graham Satchell met one woman living with HIV.