A HIV diagnosis can feel like a lot to process but we want you to know that you’re not alone.

Your HIV journey begins with diagnosis and an introduction to a strong network of people with a wealth of expertise. This network includes your doctor and healthcare team, specialist HIV organisations, and the wider HIV community, who are all there to support and empower you to live the life you want.

You can expect to see your doctor several times in the months after your diagnosis, as you work together to establish a care plan and investigate your therapy options. The aim of consistent treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART) as prescribed is to reduce your viral load to an undetectable level—what we call viral suppression. This is a cornerstone of HIV care and forms the foundation of the Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) public health campaign.

Ask your doctor about U=U, as they are your best source of information

It is important when starting your HIV journey to keep in mind that ART treatment is a critical part of your care, and there are also other components aimed at improving your health. A person-centred approach to your care focuses on a broad range of health categories, including your physical, psychological, social, and functional health, with the goal of empowering you to thrive with HIV across all aspects of your life.

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NP-AU-HVX-WCNT-240003 | Date of preparation: April 2024.