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

The joys of getting older

I turned 71 last year, much to my surprise and against the odds given my diagnosis forty years ago this year. While there’s no doubt that ageing has brought some real weaknesses and challenges, it has also brought me to reflect on the positives and some of the reasons I’m still here.

David Menadue

Communicating HIV science: the past, present and future

We live in exciting times, with the advances in HIV science for both treatment and cure growing exponentially in recent years. As a positive woman (diagnosed in 1995), a journalism graduate, and a former News Ltd journalist, I feel I was destined to communicate HIV science.

Heather Ellis

‘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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