Positive Living Articles

Is vaping nicotine the answer to quitting smoking?

Last year, HIV Futures 10 was released and heralded that smoking rates among its participants had dropped dramatically. While over 50% of the total sample were daily smokers in the early 2000s, the study showed that today only 20.8% of people with HIV report they are tobacco smokers.

The Last of Their Number

In 2021, NAPWHA held consultation activities to give us a clearer picture of what drives good and bad quality of life for people with HIV. A surprising picture emerged.

Across the Generations

David Menadue found out he was positive in 1984, Beau Newham in 2019. Given they belong to different “HIV generations”, how different were their experiences and how much are they the same? Beau and David got together recently to compare stories. 

The Long Road Forward

As the President of NAPWHA, Scott Harlum gave two speeches for World AIDS Day in 2022 – one at a dinner event in Sydney and the other at Parliament House in Canberra. Both spoke to the national World AIDS Day theme: ‘Boldly Positive’. This is a combination of the two speeches.

40 years of HIV in Australia – 2000-2021

In part two of our series, four more community members share their incredible and inspiring personal life journeys reflecting on 40 Years of HIV in Australia (2000s-2021). This article was made possible through the generosity and powerful lived experience of our collaborators; Charlie Tredway, Sarah Feagan, Steve Spencer, and Vicky Saptura.

40 Years of HIV in Australia – 1980s-1990s

Five of our community members share their incredible and inspiring personal life journeys reflecting on 40 Years of HIV in Australia (1980s-1990s). This article was made possible through the generosity and powerful lived experience of our collaborators; David Menadue, Anth McCarthy, Bev Greet, Adrian Ogier, and Heather Ellis.

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