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.
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.
- Allan B et al. Popul Med. 2021; 31: 1–14.
- 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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