Questions in Category: Living with HIV

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I understand access to free or subsidised HIV treatment is only available to New Zealand citizens or Australian citizens living in New Zealand. Are NZ residency holders (not citizens) are eligible for access to free or subsidised HIV treatment as well?

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I received a job opportunity from New Zealand but I'm living with HIV in Brazil. I would like to know if New Zealand provides HIV treatment for people who have work visas.

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Hi there. I'm visiting my folks for a couple of months and they're not aware of my positive status. I also tested positive for CMV. I do feel pretty paranoid that I might end up infecting them accidentally. My father squashed a mosquito on my leg and he had a good drop of my blood on it. I put hand sanitizer on it and then I caught him rubbing his nose, close to the eye. I had him wash his hands immediately. I had also shared a glass of water with him. He ended up with a fever a few weeks later, which lasted for 2 days. He hadn't been ill for 3 years prior to that. Now I've noticed that he's got the same blisters as me on his toes and a wart on his index finger like mine. I really hope that I'm just being paranoid here. What advice can you provide me with here and what can I do to keep my family safe from me? Thank you for your time.

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What will you do if we are HIV positive in a test? Will you quarantine us and treat or can we work and stay with family or friends?

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Hi there. What is the HIV/AIDS testing protocol like in New Zealand's Royal Navy? Are Navy personnel tested upon entry/discharge?

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Is it alright to have sex without a condom when you are HIV positive? And is it ok to lose weight when you are HIV positive?