HIV Info

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.

10 February 2022

Tips to take your HIV medication every day

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HIV medications, also called antiretroviral therapy (ART), are usually a combination of two to three HIV medications normally combined into one tablet. There are a number of different strategies that people living with HIV [...]

11 December 2020

Can’t Pass It On

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People on effective HIV antiretroviral medication, can't pass HIV on to our sexual partners. When we use our HIV medication to control (or suppress) HIV, people living with HIV can't pass it on to [...]

11 December 2020

PEP and PrEP

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Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are two common ways to prevent HIV transmission. PEP and PrEP are similar because they are both bio-pharmaceutical (medicine-based) interventions, with some important differences. 'Prophylaxis' means [...]

4 December 2020

Anal cancer screening

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Digital Ano-Rectal Examination (DARE) 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 [...]

30 September 2020

HIV & Telehealth

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Telehealth is a way to access essential Medicare funded health services remotely using telephone and video technology. All Medicare eligible Australians can receive these services if they have an established clinical relationship with a [...]

30 September 2020

HIV Statistics

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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

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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

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

9 April 2015

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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HIV and 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 [...]

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