We are excited to be leading the Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV (MIPA) in the development and implementation of a National Congress of PWHIV. This body positive congress will be held this September in Melbourne. This congress presents a unique opportunity. It aims to focus on the Art of Flourishing and living well with HIV.
At the NAPWHA and AFAO joint Annual General Meeting 2019, we posed several questions to community advocates and leaders to craft a series of videos for World AIDS Day 2019 and to put people living with HIV at the heart of the campaign. The Australian theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is ‘Every Journey Counts’, and in our video series we ask our advocates and leaders what that theme means to them.
Michelle Tobin delivers powerful speech at the 2019 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week launch
NAPWHA had the privilege of attending the formal national launch of ATSIHAW 2019 (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week) held as a breakfast event in Parliament House on 27 November 2019. Read the transcript from Michelle Tobin’s (Chair of The Positive Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network) powerful speech.
The National Association of People with HIV (NAPWHA), Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people with HIV (PLHIV), and AFAO, the peak national organisation for Australia’s community HIV response – strongly oppose moves by NSW Labor to introduce a Bill to enforce mandatory testing of individuals whose bodily fluids come into contact with emergency services personnel, such as police officers.
NAPWHA members and associates from all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand gathered for the annual general meeting in Sydney, on 26 October 2019, also co-jointly with AFAO members on 27 October 2019. The warmest of welcomes were extended to Sydney-based Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF), Papua New Guinea’s Igat Hope Inc., and Estrela+ of Timor-Leste, which were admitted as associate members.
NAPWHA wishes to inform our organisational membership, partners and community/ies of the 2019 NAPWHA Board election results ahead of our Annual General Meeting in late-October.