Innovation at the cutting edge of HIV prevention for key populations in Asia
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    The HIV Foundation Asia has developed a video education series for people living with HIV that helps to answer questions people have at new diagnosis. The videos in this series introduce what HIV is, how HIV works in the body and information about sex and living with HIV. Just click on the sub-menu above. The series is delivered in Thai, Myanmar language and English. In this section you’ll find the English series. But just click on the language tabs in the top right hand side of the screen to change to your preferred language.

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    You may not think so right now, but its good that you have found out you are living with HIV. You now have the opportunity to get the treatment and medicines to prevent illnesses and to live a long and healthy life. There are three things we want you to know:

    • You are not dying – many of us live normal and healthy lives with HIV, you can too.
    • You are not alone – there are many other people living with HIV who can help you as you learn to live with this news and help you decide what to do next.
    • Take your time – there is no need to do anything right now. You don’t need to immediately tell a lot of people that you are HIV positive. Relax and breathe – take some time to think about things for a few days.

    Watch the two-minute video on this page for more information.

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    There’s really good news about HIV. HIV treatment is now so effective that you can live a long and healthy life, even though you now know that you are living with HIV. This is true even if you are currently sick with HIV. Understanding more about what HIV is and how HIV works in your body can help you to make good decisions about your health from here and to get well if you’re currently unwell. In this video we answer these questions:

    • What is HIV?
    • What is AIDS?
    • When should you be thinking about taking treatment for HIV?
    • What sort of treatments should you be thinking about taking?

    So learn more about the differences between HIV and AIDS in this video and the treatment that’s available to help you life a good life with HIV.

    Watch this two-minute video to learn more.

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    There’s really good news about living with HIV. HIV treatment is now so effective that you can live a long and healthy life, even though you now know that you are living with HIV. Understanding more about what HIV is and how HIV works in your body can help you to make good decisions about your health from here and to get well if you’re currently unwell. In this video we answer these questions:

    What is the immune system?
    What does HIV do in your body?
    Why does your doctor want to test your blood for CD4 cells?
    When should you be thinking about taking treatment for HIV?

    So learn more about HIV and your immune system in this two-minute video.

     

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    You can still have sex when you are living with HIV. But there are some things to be aware of that you may not have thought of before. The first thing is that you can now pass HIV on to others that you have sex with. Using condoms and water-based lubricant for anal and vaginal sex is essential. The second thing is you need to protect yourself from and treat sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and herpes  which can affect your HIV health if left untreated in the long term. The third thing is that if you’re thinking about starting a family there’s good news about that. If you’re a woman with HIV treatment can help you stay healthy and keep your children HIV free. So talk to your doctor about the treatment options that are now available to you.

    Watch this two-minute video to learn more.

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What Our Partners Say ?

  • “I undertook a small internal review in the foundation in April 2014. I interviewed 10 staff and clients, reviewed case files and other documents. What I found was inspiring. This is an organization that does what it promises to do.”

    Dr Jan Willem de Lin van Wijngaarden
    HIV development practitioner
  • “We find the foundation to be a responsive, professional and accountable partner. Their leadership team has a great mix of management, HIV technical, research and service delivery skills. We love their passion, their focus, their commitment to innovation.”

    Lou McCallum
    Director at APMGlobal Health
  • “I’ve interviewed Khun Nikorn and his team at length about their work and seen their comprehensive data set which demonstrates their results firsthand. I strongly believe their model should be better understood and replicated in other cities around the world.”

    Don Baxter
    Co-Chair of The Global Forum for MSM
  • “We are a small, unregistered group in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2013 we partnered with The HIV Foundation to deliver HIV case management. Now, we are an organization that has the confidence of staff in local hospitals and clinics.”

    Ms Kaewta Sangsuk
     Director of Our Choice, Chiang Mai
  • In 2014 we asked the HIV Foundation to act as a fiscal agent for a UNAIDS grant. We were so pleased with their financial competence that we quickly moved all our grants over to them until we receive our own local registration.

    Ms Natt Kraipet
    Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Network of Transgender People