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In this section of our website, you will find information about HIV, including some resources to increase your well being and take greater control in your life with HIV.

11 December 2020

Treatment as Prevention (TasP)

By |2021-01-20T16:29:32+11:0011 December 2020|Comments Off on Treatment as Prevention (TasP)

Treatment as Prevention (TasP) is an effective option for people living with HIV to prevent the transmission of HIV, along with other ways to protect your partners from HIV. Condoms will always provide a [...]

11 December 2020

PEP and PrEP

By |2021-01-20T16:26:49+11:0011 December 2020|Comments Off on PEP and PrEP

PEP and PrEP are two bio-pharmaceutical (medicine-based) ways for people who do not have HIV to keep from contracting HIV. There are several other ways to do this, and condoms will always provide a [...]

4 December 2020

Anal cancer screening

By |2021-01-19T17:19:54+11:004 December 2020|Comments Off on Anal cancer screening

Annual anal cancer screening is recommended for men living with HIV who have sex with men.  Positive Life supports the recommendations from ASHM for anal cancer screening in men living with HIV who have [...]

30 September 2020

HIV & Telehealth

By |2021-01-21T13:27:14+11:0030 September 2020|Comments Off on HIV & Telehealth

Telehealth is a way to access essential Medicare funded health services remotely using telephone and video technology. All general practitioners (GPs), medical specialists, and mental health or allied health professionals are able to provide [...]

30 September 2020

HIV Statistics

By |2021-02-23T15:15:08+11:0030 September 2020|Comments Off on HIV Statistics

As of 2019, there were an estimated 38 million people living with HIV worldwide. In 2019, there are approximately 28, 918 people living with HIV across Australia, and NSW is home to approximately 11, [...]

22 June 2020

HIV Info

By |2021-01-21T13:26:05+11:0022 June 2020|Comments Off on HIV Info

In this section of our website, you will find information about HIV, including some resources about accessing HIV medications and take greater control in your life with HIV. You’ll also find links to information [...]

29 May 2015

HIV Medications

By |2021-04-19T15:36:00+10:0029 May 2015|Comments Off on HIV Medications

People living with HIV in NSW can get their HIV medication from any local chemist or pharmacy in NSW, like any other medicine. Since October 2015, HIV medication is provided free-of-charge to all people [...]

9 April 2015

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

By |2021-01-21T12:19:56+11:009 April 2015|Comments Off on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Anyone who is sexually active is at risk of contracting some kind of sexually transmitted infection (STI) at least once in their life. The important thing is to treat STIs immediately. Testing regularly for [...]

1 April 2015

HIV 101

By |2021-03-17T18:33:18+11:001 April 2015|Comments Off on HIV 101

 HIV 101 Factsheet HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is a virus that harms the immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. This can make a person living with [...]

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