The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) recently released a new resource for Aged Care Workers about HIV and ageing.
A survey found that 68 per cent of respondents, representing a cross-section of the aged care sector, had never had any training on HIV.
The 12-page booklet offers practical, plain English information and advice so that aged care workers can arm themselves with the knowledge they need to deliver quality care to people living with HIV.
The booklet, which was created in collaboration with the aged care workforce and funded by the Department of Health, contains information about:
- The Simple Facts about HIV
- Who has HIV?
- Treatments for HIV
- Infection prevention and control in the workplace
- How HIV affects the ageing process
- Stigma and discrimination
- Residents’ Legal Rights and Responsibilities
Go to www.ashm.org.au to download the pdf
ACON and the Commonwealth Government of the day (2012) released a Strategy on the Ageing and Aged Care for the LGBTI population. Read it here (Link will open in a new window)