Did you know that HIV is no longer considered a death sentence, but a chronic condition that can be managed?
Big advances in knowledge and treatments now mean many people living with HIV have a normal life expectancy. That means people living with HIV are starting to access aged care services
A new booklet for aged care workers busts myths and puts into plain English:
The Simple Facts about HIV
Who has HIV?
Treatments for HIV
Infection prevention andcontrol in the workplace
How HIV affects the ageing process
Stigma and discrimination
Legal Rights and Responsibilities
It also provides a list of useful contacts and resources.
The booklet was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and developed in collaboration with aged care workers.