Welcome to the 5th edition of the Pozhet e-newsletter
Happy New Year to all of our service partners, and we look forward to working with you in 2020. In this edition of the Pozhet newsletter we bring you updates on the Dried Blood Spot that now make it easier for people to test for HIV at home in a discreet way. The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine’s draft guidelines for PrEP also give more options for heterosexual people and partners of people living with HIV to access PrEP.
We also take a look at the exciting new resource from the Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) called ‘HIV: What you need to know’, which is available in eight languages. MHAHS continues to support people living with HIV who are from culturally and linguistically diverse communities through their HIV Client Support Program. These supports are important for engaging people who may otherwise not receive support from their community, a situation highlighted in Sanaa’s story.
The power of heterosexual people living with HIV coming together and supporting one another, as seen in another successful Pozhet retreat in October 2019, as well as the continued support of all our service partners is critical to ensuring heterosexual people living with HIV continue to live happy, healthy and long lives.