Wednesday March 9 is the inaugural National Day of Women Living with HIV Australia. To mark the occasion, people are invited to host a fundraising morning tea. All gold-coin donations will be used to address stigma and isolation.
“We want to inspire, support, advocate; to give women living with HIV the platform to step up and be heard,” said Dianne Nyoni, co-chair of the National Network of Women Living with HIV — the group organising the event.
“Women often go underground after a positive diagnosis and hide in fear of being labelled, judged and stigmatised. Acknowledging that there are WLHIV will, hopefully, encourage women to test, understand that they are at risk and normalise the fact that this is a virus that impacts on all women in Australia.”