Learning to thrive with HIV

LEARNING TO
THRIVE WITH HIV

Learning to navigate life with HIV can take time but it shouldn’t stop you from living the life you want. Starting the conversation about your future health now and planning ahead with your healthcare team can help you make sure that as you grow older, you aren’t just living well with HIV, you’re thriving.

Each person with HIV has different needs and we are here to help inspire you to live your most fulfilling life with HIV and feel empowered in your treatment and care.

Not alone on your HIV journey

Starting your HIV journey

A HIV diagnosis can feel like a lot to process but we want you to know that you're not alone. There is a strong network ready and waiting to support you on your HIV journey. From your healthcare team and the wider HIV community to trusted friends and family, there’s a wealth of expertise, experience and friendship to empower you to live the life you want. Recent Australian research calls for a holistic approach to HIV care.1 This means that your care would be centred on your overall wellbeing, in addition to your physical health.
Learn more about what to expect on your HIV journey.

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An estimated 97% of people with HIV in Australia receiving antiretroviral therapy have an undetectable (suppressed) viral load.2 The next step after reaching viral suppression is to ensure people with HIV achieve the best possible health-related quality of life. Improving health-related quality of life means reducing the impact of HIV on your physical, psychological, social, and functional health. There are tools people with HIV can use with their doctors to measure their health-related quality of life.

Learn more about good health-related quality of life and what it means for people with HIV.

To ensure you remain as healthy as possible when living with HIV, it’s important to think long-term about your health – and there’s no better time to start than now. No matter how old you are or how long you’ve been living with HIV, being proactive in reviewing your HIV treatment and speaking regularly with your healthcare team can help ensure your evolving needs are met. We’ve brought together useful tips and guides to help you start talking to your doctor, and to keep the conversation going.

See more tips about talking to your doctor.

HIV community support & resources

PROMs Hub

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) can be a helpful tool to understand your wellbeing and quality of life. We’ve assembled a set of resources to help get you up to speed on PROMs so that you can start using them to guide conversations about quality of life with your doctor. These are available to you right now. We’ll continue adding new resources to this hub over time, so don’t forget to check every now and again.

Learn more about PROMs and how they can help.

 

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Developing a holistic approach to HIV & AIDS

About ViiV Healthcare

At ViiV Healthcare Australia, we’re committed to playing our part to enable Australia to achieve its HIV goals. We’re driven by our mission to leave no person living with HIV or AIDS behind. We're the only pharmaceutical company solely focused on HIV and AIDS. We're focused on going beyond developing new medicines. We take a holistic approach to HIV and AIDS by developing and supporting sustainable community programs – with and for the HIV community.

References

  1. Allan B et al. Popul Med. 2021; 31: 1–14.
  2. The Kirby Institute. HIV diagnoses in Australia lowest since 1980s, but COVID-19 a likely driver. Available from https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/news/hiv-diagnoses-australia-lowest-1980s-covid-19-likely-driver Accessed December 2021.

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