People with HIV can now live long and healthy lives.
HIV treatment consists of one or two pills a day, is well tolerated and reduces HIV in a person’s blood to undetectable levels. Studies have consistently shown that people do not transmit HIV when it is undetectable. Their health is also improved, as the immune system can function normally.
With good information, care and support you can live well, have sex, have a career and have children.
Plenty of things will affect your situation, like your general health, your age when you were diagnosed and how many years you’ve had HIV before you found out. You should discuss these matters with your healthcare team.
This website deals with some of the common questions that arise for people affected by HIV:
You can also discuss these issues and more with Pozhet. Email or call us on freecall 1800 812 404. We can help you, your partners and family:
- Find a good doctor
- Get correct and up-to-date information
- Find services that can speak your language
- Access social workers or counsellors
- Find contacts for legal assistance and housing
- Attend events with other positive people
Get it straight: HIV and heterosexuals is a fact sheet for HIV positive people, their partners and family about coping with a new diagnosis.