This is the website for the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA), Australia’s peak body representing HIV-positive people. This is a site for people living with HIV, their friends, carers and families; and for HIV-related service providers and advocates.

Find more information about NAPWHA.

Accuracy and currency

NAPWHA makes every reasonable effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate, reliable and up-to-date, including obtaining technical reviews by medically-qualified reviewers, however the authors of information on this website are not qualified to give medical advice, except where explicitly stated.

The content of this website is intended to support, not replace, the relationship between people living with HIV and their medical advisers and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.

All articles on the NAPWHA website clearly indicate the date on which they were published, and in some cases may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAPWHA strongly urges readers to always seek out the most current information available, especially when making decisions which may affect their health.

Images, text and other representations on this site of people or organisations should not be taken to imply anything about the sexuality, HIV status, conduct or personality of those persons or organisations.

Opinions expressed by the authors of material published on the NAPWHA website do not represent the official position of NAPWHA except where explicitly indicated.


The NAPWHA website is designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of disability, technical ability, English literacy or cultural background. We are working to ensure the site meets standards for accessible design and we welcome feedback from readers.

While this site is designed to be usable regardless of your choice of browser (including text-based browsers and screen readers), for best results we recommend ensuring your web browser is updated to the latest version possible.

If you experience any problems using this website, please contact us.


NAPWHA is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. The site server automatically collects non-personal data such as IP addresses, domain names of sites that referred you (such as search engines), and information about the pages you access. This information is used only for NAPWHA’s internal statistical analysis.

Cookies are used on this site only to maintain visitor preferences. These contain no identifying information and automatically expire when you close your browser.

We may sometimes ask for information from you, such as your email address if you subscribe to any of our mailing lists. This information will be used only for the purpose of providing you with the services you request and will never be passed on to third parties without your consent.

External sites

This website contains links to other sites. These links are provided for your information only and do not constitute an endorsement by NAPWHA of the content of any external site. Please evaluate the content of external sites carefully.

Document formats

Documents on this website are usually presented as either plain HTML (text) or in Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Software to read PDF documents can be downloaded for free from the Adobe Acrobat Reader website, or other places.


Banner advertising on the NAPWHA website promotes NAPWHA and our partner organisations’ programs and services. This website does not host paid commercial advertising.


The content of this website is Copyright. Please contact us if you wish to reproduce any material. Unless otherwise stated, NAPWHA and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not, without permission from NAPWHA:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website (except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution).
  • Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.


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