Positive Living Articles

Talking about sex

It’s summer party season, historically the time of year when we think, want, and if we’re lucky, do sex. So, maybe it’s time we talked about it, too? David Menadue asked Darren Russell about the benefits of talking about sex. Most of us don't like talking about our...

Inclusion. Respect. Equity.

What a year it has been. We have all worked so hard and have many things to be proud of. The transition to Commonwealth funded antiretrovirals for Medicare ineligibles finally happened this year. We joined the Minister for Health on an HIV Task force to progress...

Community Champions for 2023

For the last few years, NAPWHA has acknowledged some of the unsung heroes in our midst. Many of them have contributed so much, sometimes over many years. This year, we offered five categories and 18 nominations were received from around the country. Heather Ellis and...

Still here in our seventies

Susan Paxton When I was a child, in the space of a few years, each of my grandparents died, all in their seventies. So, I assumed that all people lived until their seventies.  Then, over thirty years ago, I was diagnosed as HIV-positive and the expectation of my...

The Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV in Research

Positive people have a long history of involvement in research. Indeed, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the positive people that came before us, who participated in research even though they were sick, even though they often knew that research would not benefit them personally.

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