Nobody plans to get HIV and a new diagnosis can be a shock.
Finding out that you have HIV can also be an emotional and stressful time, but there are plenty of support services to help.
TORQUE is a new program from Positive Life NSW for people who have just been diagnosed with HIV.
It is a two hour monthly evening program for people to talk about their diagnosis, ask questions, get connected with services and meet others going through the same thing. You can contact Positive Life for more information on 02 9206 2173 or by email .
The next meeting is Tuesday 21st June.
You can also call Pozhet for information about New Beginnings, our program for heterosexuals diagnosed within the last 2 years. This involves one-on-one support and education, as well as information about Pozhet events, groups and services.
Positive Living Magazine have produced an alphabetical list of HIV terms, aimed at the newly diagnosed person. from ART to Zidovudine.
View the list here