The Sixth National HIV Strategy

6.1.2 People living with HIV

Page last updated: July 2010

Programs that support and affirm HIV-positive people as partners in HIV health promotion and prevention strategies are critical. HIV prevention interventions will focus on preventing transmission, as well as the health and prevention needs of HIV-positive individuals. Preventing transmission is a shared responsibility of all individuals, irrespective of HIV status. Sexual and reproductive rights, regardless of HIV status, must be recognised. Further analysis of the role of treatment in preventing transmission and close monitoring and evaluation of new perspectives on early anti-retroviral therapy as an element of prevention should be undertaken.