If you test positive for HIV, you will have some additional tests to check the progress of the infection to determine when HIV treatment should be started. Being diagnosed with HIV is a life-changing experience and is likely to have an effect on your emotional life and the way you live. There are organizations that provide support to people who have HIV. In many cases, such organizations will also be able to help you find out how to get the best available treatment and care where you live. It is highly recommended to stop smoking.