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National Network of Women living with HIV

The National Network of Women Living with HIV is an advisory group by and for women living with HIV, constituted to provide collaboration between those involved in policy and advocacy work for women living with HIV in Australia. We advocate, inform policy, collaborate and contribute to research and respond to the issues and challenges facing all women living with HIV in Australia.

Who we are

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How our membership works

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How our meetings are conducted

The group connects primarily by teleconference, with capacity for an annual face-to-face meeting. An email loop is used to facilitate discussion and consultation between meeting times, circulate information for discussion, and assist in NAPWHA’s consultation process as matters arise.

 Teleconference costs are covered by NAPWHA, and airfares and travel costs will be covered by NAPWHA for face-to-face meetings. Child care arrangements will be facilitated by NAPWHA as required to support women to attend face-to-face meetings. For more information, please request for NAPWHA’s child care position paper via info@napwha.org.au


Resources for women around HIV

Living Well: Women with HIV

This website and booklet was published with the input of many positive women but particularly Femfatales (NAPWHA) and Positive Women Victoria.

Visit the Living Well website or download Living Well: Women with HIV [PDF]

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HIV FUTURES 8 – Women Living with HIV in Australia

HIV Futures 8 is a survey about the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV in Australia published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. Download HIV FUTURES 8 survey results [PDF]

Antiretroviral Guidelines – Women and HIV Treatment

Access the ASHM Antiretroviral Guidelines website published by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)

HIV & Women Booklet

Download the online HIV & Women booklet published by NAM aidsmap (2014, Fifth Edition) [PDF]

Understanding U=U for Women Living with HIV

Download Understanding U=U for Women Living with HIV published by ICASO [PDF]


External links and references

Good Quality of Life

Access NAPWHA’s Good Quality of Life website where people with HIV share some great moments as well as the things they do to maintain a good quality of life including being on the right HIV treatment.

Further Support

Get support in your Australian State and/or Territory? Download a list of organisations



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