The purpose of PATSIN is:
To advance the rights and dignity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with HIV, including the right to participate in the Australian community without discrimination and the right to comprehensive and appropriate treatment, care, support and education.
- Work to advocate for HIV+ Indigenous Australians;
- Promote care and support and treatments education for Indigenous Australians;
- Work in a collaborative and cooperative manner to ensure appropriate staff and skills development with allied service delivery.
- Elect representatives (and proxies for occasions when the representatives are not available) to act in the positions of male and female co-convenors for NAPWHA’s Indigenous portfolio, and will provide to them direction, guidance and nurturing. Co-convenors will provide regular communication to network members on the business of the network.
The four key guiding principles of the PATSIN committee are:
- To advocate on national issues concerning Indigenous people living with HIV.
- To assist indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by HIV through the provision of emotional and social support;
- To encourage, assist, monitor and promote culturally specific medical and scientific research into the cause, prevention and cure of HIV;
- In pursuit of the above objects to formulate policies on these matters, and
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