As part of the 2021 Australian Social Policy Conference, a number of leaders, representing a diverse community service provision network, were invited to offer their insights and further case studies to improve ageing and aged care policy and practice for people living with HIV (PLHIV).
“Given the high numbers of people who will be ageing and living longer with HIV, we have identified HIV and ageing as one of the new frontiers of the HIV epidemic,” said NAPWHA National Research Manager, Dr John Rule, speaking of the NAPWHA resource published in 2019.
“It is urgent that health and social policy responses be developed to support the needs of this group. In this #ASPC session, presenters from various Australian jurisdictions report on service responses that have a unique HIV peer-support component.”
This session was chaired by Associate Professor Limin Mao (UNSW Centre of Social Research and Health) with the video recording released with kind permission to NAPWHA allowing for further dissemination to our community-based PLHIV organisational members across all Australian States and Territories, and for those who were unable to attend.
The conference, hosted by the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre and held online from 25 October to Friday 5 November, addressed contemporary issues in the context of ongoing health and social policy themes with session conveners from across Australia.
PLHIV ageing and end-of-life planning: a researcher’s perspective
Video: Dr Kerryn Drysdale (Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney) presenting on an Australian Department of Health-funded project, entitled ‘Resilient Ageing and End-of-Life Planning among people living with chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C or HIV (BBV-RAEL)’. Key findings focusing on HIV, ageing and end-of-life planning will was presented, based on in-depth interviews and the online Delphi consensus building with the project’s key stakeholders.
PLHIV ageing and end-of-life planning: what’s the national policy agenda?
Video: Dr John Rule (NAPWHA) presenting on ‘PLHIV ageing and end-of-life planning: what’s the national policy agenda?‘
Preparing the community for ageing and aged care service engagement
Video: Joel Murray (ACON) presenting on ‘Preparing the community for ageing and aged care service engagement‘.
PLHIV ageing and aged care service provision: role of peer-navigators
Video: Chris Howard (Queensland Positive People) presenting on ‘PLHIV ageing and aged care service provision: role of peer-navigators’.
Ageing and aged care: serving a diverse PLHIV population groups
Video: Jane Costello (Positive Life NSW) presenting on ‘Ageing and aged care: serving a diverse PLHIV population groups‘.
The role of peer-navigation in PLHIV support services: needs and gaps
Video: Neil Fraser (Positive Life NSW) presenting on ‘The role of peer-navigation in PLHIV support services: needs and gaps‘.