Positive Living Articles

The joys of getting older

I turned 71 last year, much to my surprise and against the odds given my diagnosis forty years ago this year. While there’s no doubt that ageing has brought some real weaknesses and challenges, it has also brought me to reflect on the positives and some of the reasons I’m still here.

Communicating HIV science: the past, present and future

We live in exciting times, with the advances in HIV science for both treatment and cure growing exponentially in recent years. As a positive woman (diagnosed in 1995), a journalism graduate, and a former News Ltd journalist, I feel I was destined to communicate HIV science.

Finding joy through creativity

Creativity comes in many forms and means many things to different people. But one thing creativity has in common for all of us is that it brings joy. This joy can be described as a sense of wellbeing, peace, happiness, and even euphoria.

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...

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