In April 2020, at the height of COVID-19 in Australia NAPWHA sought to connect directly with community to gather information on the impact of COVID-19. 147 people living with HIV responded to the survey. This provided valuable information on location, age, gender identity, number of co-morbid conditions, experiences with virtual telehealth, views on COVID-19, and respondent’s most pressing needs.
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.
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.
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 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.