A guide for women living with HIV in NSW

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Because of the nature of the HIV epidemic in Australia, the needs and concerns of positive women are often overlooked, misunderstood or ignored. This booklet is specifically designed for positive women and the service providers who work with them. Presented in question- and-answer format, it provides basic information on some of the legal issues that concern many positive women. It doesn’t try to cover every legal issue that is relevant to HIV-positive people but it does aim to address the most common and most important ones for women.

The law on HIV is different in every state and territory. This booklet deals with NSW law only. If you are travelling or moving interstate, contact local organisations to find out what law applies there.

The contact details for HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) and other important organisations, including the main HIV/AIDS organisations in each state and territory, can be found at the end of this booklet.