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Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Pozhet e-newsletter

In 2017, we see a divergent trend in HIV notifications in NSW which shows increasing numbers among heterosexual people.  Pozhet is planning initiatives with relevant partners including a series of social media campaigns to address this issue. 
Pozhet will be hosting a bigger and better client retreat at Myuna Bay NSW and a client Annual Workshop in Parramatta later this year. As a state-wide service, we are aiming to broaden our reach and explore possible collaborations with relevant stakeholders across the state.  A flyer about those events will be circulated shortly. Alternatively, please check the Pozhet website for upcoming events.
With the cold air sneaking up on us and flu season arriving, remember to take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Enjoy the season’s journey and embrace the change! 


Heterosexual HIV diagnoses in 2017

There has been a significant decline in new diagnoses for gay and bisexual men - but not for heterosexuals.
Many people still do not realise that heterosexual transmissions in Australia continue to make up about 1 in 5 diagnoses the full article

The Question on our Lips

There will be a flurry of activity to promote HIV Testing Week (1-7 June 2018), and it’s put a question on our lips: When it comes to heterosexuals, who should we be testing? the full article

PrEP is now available on PBS

PrEP was listed on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) from April 1 2018. It is classed as an S85 drug and can be prescribed GPs. the full article

Visibility Video

A 90 second video has been developed by Pozhet to raise awareness in the general community about heterosexual people and HIV. It is available on the Pozhet website and YouTube. the full article

7 Reasons to Test

Following on from the success of ‘7 Reasons to Treat’ which highlighted the benefits of starting HIV treatment as early as possible, Pozhet, Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service and Positive Life NSW have collaborated on a new resource which encourages people to get tested. the full article

Client interview

A woman in her early 50's, professional, educated and savvy... with pretty much all going for her or so she thought...until one blood test and one conversation changed all that... or at least she thought it did. the full article

Workforce Interview

Ariane, a counsellor from Lismore Sexual Health kindly agreed to answer a few questions about the Lismore Sexual Health service and the challenges for heterosexual people living with HIV in regional areas the full article

Women Living with HIV National day

The theme of National Day of Women Living (NDWLWHIV) with HIV 2018 was “Know Your Status, Get Tested”. . the full article

Pozhet Events

Pozhet holds regular events and services for people with HIV and their partners.
The Pozhet website has information about events like the Pozhet Weekend Retreat coming up on September 7-9. It will be a new, larger Retreat which will have room for about 35 the full article

Men's Health Week

This Pozhet event will be held on Thursday 14 June 2018 from 10 am to 2pm at The Haven in Blacktown.
Lunch will be provided and the topic of the day is “Eating well on a Budget”. the full article

Pozhet Client Newsletter

The Autumn edition of the Pozhet Client Newsletter is out!
You can read and then print it out from the Pozhet website.
Please print and give to any clients who may be interested.
Pozhet along with other sector partners has a key role in the implementation of priority areas under the NSW HIV Strategy 2016-2020:
  • To increase access to PrEP for heterosexual people at high risk of HIV infection in NSW.
  • To increase HIV testing frequency and reduce late diagnoses for heterosexual people at risk of HIV infection in NSW (including partner notification.)
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