Many Pozhet participants have said they want to know more about the numbers of heterosexual men and women with HIV – so here is a brief summary from the NSW Ministry of Health/Ending HIV website – Annual Data report 2014. Read More »
An international study in 35 countries which commenced in 2011 and involved 4685 people with HIV, reported in May that starting antiretroviral treatment soon after diagnosis protects a person’s health. The START study showed compelling evidence that the benefits of commencing antiretroviral treatment immediately at CD4 counts above 500 far outweigh the risks. The findings will affect treatment guidelines around the world concerning when to start treatment for HIV infection.
The Kirby Institute in Australia was one of the bodies co-ordinating the study. If you would like to read more about this important study you can read about it on the Kirby Institute website.
Do you have a partner or family member living with HIV? Are you interested in HIV related legal issues? Pozhet has an event in Western Sydney on Saturday18th July where you can hear HALC (HIV Legal Service) present and lead a discussion about this topic. Pozhet events are for men and women with HIV, partners and family members.