NAPWHA works to ensure the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in a range of HIV-related research activities throughout Australia, and also internationally when Australian researchers collaborate with international research.
NAPWHA plays a key role through contributing to research advisory committees, reference groups and as representatives for people living with HIV on working groups of research studies, ensuring a voice for people with HIV in the study design and implementation.
NAPWHA’s input aims to include the interests of people with HIV when working with researchers who are designing and undertaking clinical research, behavioural research, social research and cure research. We also report and circulate important HIV research outcomes and findings to HIV positive people via social media, our newsletter, our website and through the network of NAPWHA member organisations.
NAPWHA is currently representing and involved in the following research:
- Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research – Scientific Advisory Committee
- Australian Research Centre for Sex Health and Society, La Trobe University – HIV Futures 10 study
- Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance (ACCESS) – Kirby Institute
- Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW – Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project – Stigma Indicators Advisory Committee
- Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University – Reducing health disparities for culturally and linguistically diverse peoples
- Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise Community Advisory Board
- The Kirby Institute, UNSW – SPANC (Study of the Prevention of Anal Cancer)
- HIV Cure Community Partnership (HCCP)
- HIV Cure Digital Think Tank
- INSIGHT (International Network for Strategic Initiatives in HIV Trials) – Community Advisory Board
- Monash University – Healthmap Study – Steering Committee