Aged Care Workers and HIV and Ageing

 

 

 

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.