Celebrating the lives, bravery and advocacy of those who paved the way on HIV Long Term Survivors Day
June 5th is HIV Long Term Survivors Day and NAPWHA commemorate and celebrate the lives, bravery and advocacy of those who paved the way for every facet of the HIV response — with a message from our special representative, David Menadue.
NAPWHA would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution Craig Cooper has made as CEO of Positive Life NSW (PLNSW) after five years of leadership. The resignation announcement was made today by the PLNSW Board. "Craig has played a crucial role as a key leader in the...
The NAPWHA board welcomes appointment of new Queensland Positive People (QPP) CEO, Melissa Warner, who has over 20 years HIV clinical and program delivery experience gained from diverse roles within NGOs, government organisations and clinical settings in Australia, UK and Asia.
NAPWHA launches seminal reports providing framework for stigma, resilience and living longer with HIV in Australia
NAPWHA have launched two seminal reports – Stigma and Resilience Framework and HIV and Ageing in Australia – The New Frontier report at its annually-held special general meeting to members organisations representing community-based HIV organisations from all Australian States and Territories; and associate members representing New Zealand, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, and Positive Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network (PATSIN).
Associate Professor Garrett Prestage of the Kirby Institute UNSW reflected on 30 years of Australian HIV research at the NAPWHA 1-day forum on ‘Research and representation: the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in research activities’. Held on 2 May 2019, the workshop aimed to provide a space for reflection on recent research developments and assist PLHIV organisations and their representatives to build their capacity to engage in future research development.
The federal Government have announced a significant investment in the Australian HIV response by way of a funding boost of $45.4 million over four years. NAPWHA strongly endorses this decision in the 2019 Federal Budget which will further fund the progress of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and blood-borne viruses (BBV).