Medication used to treat HIV is commonly called treatment. Or antiretrovirals (
The aim of HIV treatment is to reduce the amount of HIV in your blood to undetectable
HIV treatment has advanced considerably in recent years giving people with HIV have more advanced treatment options than ever. In Australia, today, HIV is no longer a terminal illness and is instead now considered a chronic manageable health condition.
More information about HIV treatment as prevention can be found via the NAPWHA treatment fact sheet series.
NAPWHA Treatment Factsheet 1: Are you on the best HIV treatment? There are so many different HIV treatments available today that everybody is now able to find a combination that is best for them.
NAPWHA Treatment Factsheet 3: Are you heading for a treatment clash? Combined with HIV treatment, some drug combinations can cause serious side-effects and make one or both drugs ineffective or toxic.
NAPWHA Treatment Factsheet 4: How confident are you that HIV treatment is prevention? We always knew that treatment reduced the chance of passing on HIV, but proving that it eliminated the risk took some time.
NAPWHA Treatment Factsheet 5: What does HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) mean for people with HIV? PrEP is having a more profound and personal impact on our lives than we imagine.
This NAPWHA national strategic framework to address HIV stigma and build resilience capacity for people living with HIV is not a guideline, or a policy document. The information is intended for people to draw on in their work in a way that will encourage them to think about the building of resilience among people living with HIV as a legitimate goal of peer-led and other health and support services.