New HIV Diagnosis?

New HIV Diagnosis?

If you have just received an HIV diagnosis, we understand you may be feeling lost in painful emotions and unsure what to expect. NAPWHA has created a simple resource that offers reassurance and advice.

HIV Cure website screen grab
HIV Cure website screen grab

About the Quality HIV Diagnosis project

The Quality HIV Diagnosis project aims to improve experiences and outcomes of HIV diagnosis in Australia. An increasing number of HIV diagnoses are delivered not by the patient’s usual doctor, who has rapport with the patient, but by the next available GP at a bulk billing clinic. Evidence indicates that traumatic HIV diagnosis is associated with taking longer to start treatment and adherence challenges once treatment has commenced. Our goal is to create innovative partnerships with the central laboratories that process most HIV test results in Australia. Through these partnerships we aim to deliver rapid access training to clinicians who are about to deliver HIV diagnoses.

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