Tag Archives: ART

Reassurance for pregnant women regarding ART side effects

Most pregnant women are concerned about taking medications, particularly in the first 3 months (trimester) of a pregnancy as this is a particularly vulnerable time for the foetus. People with chronic conditions usually need to keep taking their treatments during pregnancy and it is important that they understand how the benefits balance against the risk of doing so. In high income countries such as Canada and Australia the transmission of HIV from an HIV positive woman to child is very low (less than 1%) and this is essentially due to Anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Recent research in Canada reviewed health related information from pregnant women over a period of 17 years up until 2015 and data from 214,240 pregnancies, of which 343 were HIV positive women was looked at. (more…)

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Access to HIV health care in NSW survey

Some of you may be aware that after 1 July 2015, HIV medications will be dispensed from local chemists. Positive Life is keen to hear from people living with HIV about your needs and preferences when accessing HIV health care (GPs, Chemists, S100 prescribers).  You will find the survey by opening the following survey monkey link.

The survey takes about 2 minutes to complete and closes on the 28 February 2015. Responses are confidential and will assist Positive Life in developing information and resources for people living with HIV in NSW. (more…)

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Treatment Uptake Study

ART Uptake StudyNot on treatment? We’d like to hear from you!

Do you have HIV but are currently not on treatment? Researchers from the National Centre in HIV Social Research and NAPWHA are interested in your story and hearing your views on HIV treatment. (more…)

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