Most Australian visa applications require you to disclose your health condition, including HIV status. There will also be questions about whether you expect to incur medical costs, or require treatment or medical follow up.
If you are 15 years old or above, a HIV test is required if you apply for a permanent visa, or intend to study or work in certain medical professions in Australia. If you are less than 15 years old, a HIV test is required if you have had blood transfusions, any clinical indication of HIV-positive potential, or family history of positive HIV.
In many visa applications, case officers take into account different factors relating to your health. They will consider whether your condition is a threat to public health. Generally, HIV is not considered a threat to public health, but this may change if you intend to study or work in certain medical professions.
Secondly, a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth will consider whether your condition will be a significant cost to the Australian community, or affect Australians’ access to healthcare or community services. If so, your visa will not be granted unless a health waiver is available and exercised.