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For people living with HIV, wellbeing means more than just the absence of illness. Access to income support when needed, to appropriate employment and to safe housing are all vital for a healthy life.

NAPWHA works to ensure that governments and service providers understand and respond to the needs of positive people across the country. Key aspects of this area of our work include responding to the government's welfare reform agenda, advocating on behalf of positive people in their dealings with government agencies, and developing the capacity of PLHIV organisations.

For advice on travel insurance see The positive traveller.

For personal support and information contact your nearest PLHIV organisation.

Life insurance now an option

Once upon a time, HIV was viewed as too much of an insurance risk. But these days, some Australian companies are offering full policies for people living with HIV. As with any pre-existing condition...

Changes to DSP assessments

As of 1 January 2012 new impairment tables for the processing of new Disability Support Pension (DSP) claims came into effect. This was the first major revision of the tables since their...

Life insurance and PLHIV

When it came to life insurance for PLHIV the computer said 'no'. But as Lance Feeney reports, things have changed. In the early days of the HIV epidemic, positive people were viewed by Australian...

Getting on the DSP

I gave up my career several years ago to care for my mother. I received a carer’s pension and together with her aged pension we were able to live in a semi-comfortable manner in country NSW. Sadly,...

Making concessions

‘Pensioner’ is such a loaded term, muses Brad Johnston, particularly when you’re an apparently healthy 38-year-old. Having spent weeks jumping through municipal hoops to prove my identity to our...