NAPWHA would also like to announce the exciting appointment of Daniel Reeders to the position of Project Officer – Education Resources. This announcement also comes with the return of Adrian Ogier to the appointment of NAPWHA Deputy Director since March 2020.
ARV relief fund provides assistance for people living with HIV still paying full price co-payments for HIV medications
For people living with HIV whose income has dropped during the COVID-19 crisis, and who are still paying full price co-payments for HIV medications—NAPWHA can assist with a one-off payment to cover a four-months’ supply.
This year, the NAPWHA national forum of its membership met together in a one-day event, for the first time, physically distanced, each on our local Aboriginal lands, by video conference.
CHINWAG: Positive Connection is a safe, inclusive and dynamic virtual space where every Friday, for one hour, the ever fabulous Vanessa Wagner will be hosting a Zoom video conference event with a team of HIV Peer supporters. This space aims to create a fun space for people living with HIV to have a yarn, unwind and come together.
Proposed laws to forcibly test prisoners for HIV have no basis in science, perpetuate stigma, and should be referred to a parliamentary committee, according to the WA AIDS Council and NAPWHA.
This updated communication informs PLHIV that Australia still has ample supplies of all HIV medications. In order to avoid going out, PLHIV can now have their HIV treatments posted to them at home by asking their doctor to forward scripts directly to the pharmacy. Information regarding ViiV and Gilead expanding compassionate access of HIV medication for PLHIV stuck in Australia is provided.