Advocacy, representation, policy & health promotion for people with HIV

‘Pass it on’


HIV treatments are now so good that as well as keeping people with HIV healthy, they also stop transmission of the virus.

Treatment for all


Changes to HIV treatment for everyone visiting or living in Australia, including for people who are Medicare ineligible.

HIV self-testing kits


Discreet, easy to use, and highly accurate HIV self-testing kits. Test regularly for HIV in the privacy of your own home. Results in just 15 minutes.

Yes, women get HIV, too


Seven positive women share their inspiring stories for the National Day of Women Living with HIV.

Older peoples service directory


Catalogue of services for people with HIV who are 50+ years old, however, it is suitable for all people with HIV who are in need of care services.

Annual Report 2023


NAPWHA’s annual report provides a summary of our 2022-2023 activity and financial reports. Download and read our current and past reports.

Positive Living magazine

Finding joy through creativity

Creativity comes in many forms and means many things to different people. But one thing creativity has in common for all of us is that it brings joy. This joy can be described as a sense of wellbeing, peace, happiness, and even euphoria.

David Menadue and Heather Ellis

Talking about sex

It’s summer party season, historically the time of year when we think, want, and if we’re lucky, do sex. So, maybe it’s time we talked about it, too? David Menadue asked Darren Russell about the benefits of talking about sex. Most of us don't like talking about our...

David Menadue

Inclusion. Respect. Equity.

What a year it has been. We have all worked so hard and have many things to be proud of. The transition to Commonwealth funded antiretrovirals for Medicare ineligibles finally happened this year. We joined the Minister for Health on an HIV Task force to progress...

Scott Harlum

‘Pass it on’

HIV treatments are now so good that as well as keeping people with HIV healthy, they also stop transmission of the virus. Discover more

Banner for the UTS Health+Law initiative

HIV treatments are now so good that as well as keeping people with HIV healthy, they also stop transmission of the virus. Although we’ve known about this remarkable biomedical breakthrough for at least 10 years, it is still not widely known. We need your help to change that. 

The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of PLHIV across Australia. We provide advocacy, policy, health promotion, effective representation, and outreach on a national level. Our work includes a range of health and education initiatives that promote the highest quality standard of care for HIV-positive people. Our vision is a world where all people with HIV can reach their full potential free from stigma and discrimination.

NAPWHA values diversity and inclusion in our workplace, practice and culture. Our governing body, the NAPWHA Board of Directors is and has always been, made up exclusively of people with HIV. Our staff team, committed to NAPWHA’s work in advocacy in the HIV response, is serodiverse and made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences (including HIV status, gender, ethnicity, cultural background and sexuality). NAPWHA’s membership of national networks and state-based organisations reflects the diverse make-up of the HIV-positive community and enables NAPWHA to confidently represent the positive voice in Australia.

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