Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day has been celebrated since 2014. It’s the day when we honour long-term survivors of HIV (25 years +) and raise awareness about their needs, issues, and journeys.

The selection of June 5 for this annual observance coincides with the anniversary of the first official reporting of what became known as the AIDS epidemic on 5 June 1981.

Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day quote from Vic
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Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day events in 2024

South Australia

In Adelaide, on June 5th we are organising an event.

The first Wednesday of each month is usually Art Classes facilitated by BGF. Thanks to Jo Morgan for supporting this event and providing the creative materials.

For Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day we are having an open day from 11:00 am to 2:00pm. The day will create an opportunity through art and conversation to create a group canvas to acknowledge and celebrate our resilience and our long term survival.

Venue is 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide.

We hope you can join us, snacks will be available, but we invite you to bring a plate to share.

Western Australia

WAAC are hosting a morning tea.

Event: HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

Date:  Wednesday 05 June 2024

Time: 10am

Venue: Provided at RSVP

Detail: Morning Tea

HIV Long-term Survivor Awareness Day is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate people who were diagnosed with HIV before 1996.

These people were pioneers, champions, and advocates in the response to HIV.

It is their bravery and actions that paved the way for the advancements that have provided people living with HIV today the freedom to live the life of their choosing.

Please join us to connect with your peers and reflect on the journey so far.

Please register via this link: HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day – Morning Tea | Humanitix

New South Wales

Long Term Survivors Awareness Day morning tea 

Please join Bobby Goldsmith Foundation at 11:00 am on Wednesday 5th June for a Long Term Survivors Awareness Day morning tea under the trees near Equality Green in Prince Alfred Park.

On this day we are planning to come together as a community to acknowledge the estimated 30,000 Australians who are ageing with HIV, and more importantly, to honour those who have been living with HIV for 25 years or more. This day is to celebrate the courage and advocacy of those who came before us and reflect on the unique challenges that our community still faces today.

Date: Wednesday 5th June

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Venue: Equality Green, Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Note: Venue might change due to weather – please keep an eye on your emails.

RSVP essential by 31st May.

Please also notify us of any special dietary requirements when you RSVP.

Please register via this link: Long Term Survivors Day


The Positive Life NSW Ageing Workshop

The Positive Life NSW Ageing Workshop is on next Wednesday 5 June to support all people living with HIV who are over 45 years of age.

Learn about healthy ageing, self esteem, cognitive function and HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND), up-to-date research, as well as getting an update from the Department of Health and Aged Care.

Come along and be part of this welcoming and inclusive peer-based workshop run by other people living with HIV in a safe space for
open conversations and shared experiences.

Morning Tea and Lunch provided.

Date: Wednesday 5 June 2024

Time: 9am to 4.30pm

Place: Aerial UTS Function Centre, Building 10, Level 7/235 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW

Register now by emailing contact@positivelife.org.au or phoning (02) 8357 8386 by Monday 3 June 2024


Long Term Survivors and Mature Aged Group

Queensland Positive People will be celebrating Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day on 9 June, when our Long-Term Survivor Group will be meeting for lunch at QPP.

This meeting will focus on continuing to survive, with resources and discussion around HIV and ageing. Mark our Aged Care Peer Navigator will attend and talk about the Care Finder program and Aged Care.

Please register via this link: Long Term Survivors and Mature Aged Group.


Living Positive Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health and Positive Women Victoria invite all adults with HIV aged 50 years and over as well as long-term survivors regardless of age. Who’s a long-term survivor? Anyone diagnosed with HIV before 1996 when effective treatment or combination therapy appeared on the scene. 

Join us for some great complementary food, one complementary drink on arrival and fascinating conversation as we celebrate HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Hear long-term survivors tell their stories and learn how they took on the challenges of living with HIV in the 80s and 90s with determination and resilience.  

We will joined by some special guests who will zoom in. Th founder of the International Long Term Survivors Network based in San Francisco. He and his colleagues will be saying hello. The National Association of People With HIV Australia are also going to make an appearance.

Partners and carers welcome. Transport assistance available. Wheelchair accessible.

HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day 2024

Date: June 5

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Bells Hotel, 157 Moray Street, corner of Coventry Street, South Melbourne

No. 12 tram along Clarendon Street, York Street stop 127

Parking also available


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