Taking Charge: Zooming Across the Pacific
5 June marks 'Long-Term Survivors Day' for people living with HIV (PLHIV). The Taking Charge will be recognising the day by 'Zooming Across the Pacific' to connect with the HIV Long Term Survivors International Network.
Join the Taking Charge Peer Support Network as we have a discussion with the HIV Long Term Survivors International Networking Facebook group. Based in San Francisco, this group is a grassroots movement that began in 2015 and has almost 5,000 members. We'll share stories and personal insights as we mark HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. We'll have the opportunity to explore both the commonalities and the differences between the Australian and American epidemics.
(AEST) 10am-12noon, Sunday 5th June
(PT) 5pm-7pm, Saturday 4th June
What is the most recognised definition of a long-term survivor? It is considered to be those who were diagnosed before the watershed year of 1996. This is when those who were newly diagnosed had the opportunity to commence HIV antiretroviral combination therapy and feel a sense of hope.