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First aid kits

An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind in a medical emergency.

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Hearing aids

A hearing aid is a small electronic device to help people hear better. Learn more about the different types of hearing aids and where and how to get hearing aids.

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HIV and AIDS

If a person's immune system is severely damaged by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), they will develop the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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First aid basics

First aid covers how to help an injured or sick person in the first minutes after the event. Learn about the DRSABCD action plan and where to learn first aid.

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HIV infection and AIDS

Today, people with HIV are unlikely to develop AIDS if they get effective treatment. Here’s what to do if you think you might have been exposed.

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HIV infection and AIDS treatment and prevention

HIV has no cure, but there is treatment available to prevent the progression of AIDS and make HIV manageable. Learn more about how to prevent HIV infection.

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HIV infection and AIDS symptoms

HIV has a range of symptoms that can be difficult to tell apart from other viral infections. Learn more about the symptoms you should watch out for.

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HIV and AIDS medication (antiretrovirals)

Medications used to fight HIV are called antiretrovirals. They work to stop the virus multiplying and help protect the immune system from damage caused by HIV.

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HIV infection and AIDS causes and diagnosis

HIV is contracted from the bodily fluids of an infected person. Learn more about how HIV can spread between people and when to get tested.

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Sea creature bites and stings

Not sure if a bite or sting from a sea creature is dangerous? Here’s information about first aid treatments for jellyfish stings, sea snake bites and more.

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Chemical burns

Many chemicals can cause serious burns to the skin and a chemical burn should be treated as a medical emergency. Learn how to do first aid while awaiting help.

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