life insurance and HIV
Be careful what you Google for, when searching for simple answers to complex questions like; Can people with HIV or other complex health conditions can still qualify for life insurance?
Google Search is part of our modern-day lives.
Who hasn’t made a quick Search for the bio of an actor, the secret to a killer Bearnaise sauce or asked, ‘Is there a sequel to Game of Thrones?’
Search is also a growing part of our personal health management. People's tendencies for a late-night search session with Dr Google self-diagnosing potential medical conditions —by searching for symptoms —are known to trigger many an anxious night of misinformation and questionable comparisons.
The reality is many of our late-night search results usually add to our anxiety and uncertainty.
The new skill of knowing ‘when to consult a professional’ is becoming the new 21th Century survival skill to learn.
Getting better at managing our personal risks in our connected world
It's a difficult time, and winter is coming.
But it won't always be.
And we all need to be ready for the Spring; to better understand what we can control now (and who we can take care of today), so we're all getting ready for a better tomorrow.
Where did you first start treatments?
For people living with HIV this is now a new important question asked in a Life Insurance application.
This year 2023, will mark 42 years since the first five cases of persons with pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in Los Angeles, California – which later became known as GRID, then AIDS – were officially reported to health authorities.
Later it was discovered HIV is the virus that causes acquired AIDS, and so began the medical quest to stop HIV replication from person to person that continues today.
Meet Naomi - nurse, single and super mum
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Naomi is an experienced accident and emergency nurse with more than 5 years of experience working in the surgical wards and in and around potentially dangerous medical workspaces.
She is used to managing chaos and moody teenagers; she has two of her own she's hoping to put into private school next year for their senior years before they hopefully go to university.
If you're newly diagnosed, like many of our clients you might be scouring the internet to learn everything you can about your status.
A big step closer to making the impossible, possible
People living with HIV in Australia can now get full life insurance.
Important life insurance eligibility update for positive people
Good news. You no longer need to have an undetectable viral load to be eligible for life insurance.
- Read the video transcript below.
Women living with HIV in Australia
Today, about 10% of people living with HIV in Australia are women; yet they continue to be conspicuously absent in most of the HIV prevention messages.
The reported experiences of women living with HIV can be very different from men.
Many women navigate their treatments and their daily lives differently from their male counterparts.