This resource is for people recently diagnosed with HIV.
Based on an AFAO/NAPWHA booklet of the same name, Next Steps covers a range of topics including information on HIV, adapting to life at different stages following a diagnosis, monitoring how HIV is progressing, and treatment — including when best to consider initiation.
Next Steps is also for positive people wanting to revisit information relating to their HIV diagnosis, particularly given recent changes in the understanding of antiretroviral treatments e.g. the health benefits of commencing treatment early, the use of treatment as prevention (TasP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
The resource also addresses issues like disclosure, sex, having children, rights and obligations, and where to seek support.