New website launches for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community

The new ATSIHIV.org.au website is intended to be the go-to resource for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on HIV. It has been developed to provide the community with accessible and relevant information on HIV – on how HIV is transmitted, on HIV prevention, and on providing care and support for people in the community who live with HIV. The underlying message throughout the website is that HIV rates are rising in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community - we need to work together to educate ourselves about HIV, improve HIV testing rates, and end the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV. The website contains clear information on the basics of HIV transmission risks, with strong emphasis on condom use, as well as information on new prevention tools such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and on the role of treatment as prevention in preventing onward transmission. The website also provides useful information on HIV testing, and tips and resources for dealing with an HIV diagnosis.