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The aim of HIV treatment is to reduce the amount of HIV in your blood to undetectable levels, and to maintain those undetectable levels.

Controlling HIV in this way with treatment allows your immune system to return to optimal functioning and prevents onward transmission of HIV (this is also referred to as undetectable = untransmittable or U=U).

HIV treatment has advanced considerably in recent years, giving people with HIV more advanced treatment options than ever.  With treatment, HIV is no longer regarded as a terminal illness and is instead considered a chronic manageable condition.

Read more about treatment in our fact sheets

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8 of 8 Treatment Factsheet – HIV Injectable Treatments

NAPWHA Treatment Factsheet 8:  HIV treatments have come a long way since the early days of multiple pills, high doses and chronic side effects. Many of us are now able to take just one pill, once a day and carry on with life as usual. But some people find it difficult...


Australian HIV Peer Support Standards

These standards are established and agreed by people living with HIV in the strong belief that those living with the condition are best placed to understand what is needed. This involvement of people living with HIV indeed underpins the peer support approach.



HIV treatment

Information on which HIV treatments are currently available under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in Australia are available from the ASHM website and via the PDF below.


Improve the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV


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