Strip Down: HIV


Why is HIV so misunderstood? How can you pass it on? Are there symptoms? Is it treatable? What do PrEP and PEP mean? Can you prevent it? Let’s get frank.
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STI notification websites:


  • ACON, (2022). Undetectable FAQ. Accessed 01/08/2022
  • Bor, J., Fischer, C., Modi, M., Richman, B., Kinker, C., King, R., Calabrese, S.K., Mokhele, I., Sineke, T., Zuma, T., Rosen, S., Bärnighausen, T., Mayer, K.H., and Onoya, D. (2021). Changing Knowledge and Attitudes Towards HIV Treatment-as-Prevention and “Undetectable = Untransmittable”: A Systematic Review. AIDS Behav. 2021 Dec;25(12):4209-4224. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03296-8.
  • Kirby Institute. HIV in Australia: annual surveillance short report 2018. Sydney: Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney; 2018.
  • Kirby Institute. HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual surveillance report 2021. Sydney: Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney; 2021.


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