HIV infection and AIDS
People with HIV are unlikely to transmit the virus or develop AIDS if they get effective treatment. Learn about HIV prevention, testing and treatment.
PrEP, the pill that can stop HIV infection, on PBS from April 1
A drug that can prevent HIV infection known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or 'PrEP', is to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
If skin is punctured by a sharp medical tool like a scalpel or needle on a syringe, it is called a ‘needlestick injury’. Here's information about needlestick injuries from healthdirect and their partners.
Testing times for HIV
While new notifications of HIV have generally stabilised, rates have increased among heterosexual people and indigenous people. Here's how to get tested for, and prevent, HIV.
Oral sex and mouth care
Mouth sores can be caused as a result of oral sex. If you think you have developed mouth sores it is important to seek medical advice.
HIV and AIDS medication (antiretrovirals)
HIV medications (called 'antiretrovirals') fight to stop the virus multiplying while helping to protect the immune system from damage caused by HIV. Taking your medicines exactly as prescribed helps reduce your chance of developing resistance to treatment, and living a long and healthy life.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a tablet you can take daily to reduce your risk of infection if you are exposed to HIV. Learn more here.
Kaposi sarcoma is usually found under the skin, or in the lining of the mouth, nose or throat, and is associated with HIV/AIDS. Find out why here.
Toxoplasmosis is a very common disease caused by a parasite that usually has no symptoms. Learn more about the causes and prevention options.
Neuropathy is a nerve condition that can lead to pain, numbness, weakness or tingling in one or more parts of the body. Learn more about neuropathy.