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#Peers Explain: Quantifying unmet HIV treatment needs research on TikTok

This poster presented at AIDS2022 Conference (The 24th International AIDS Conference) is the culminated of the work of the National Association of People Living with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) and ViiV Healthcare Australia. Did you know your relationship with your doctor can have a direct impact on your health? This explainer was made by HIV peers.


A systems approach to understanding the needs of Asian-born men living with HIV in Australia

A pioneering community network has been developed for Asian people living with HIV under the NAPWHA Health Literacy Framework project. The Positive Asian Network Australia (PANA) was established as a peer-led community mobilisation initiative, formed by HIV peers and the project’s Community Advocate, Jimmy Yu-Hsiang Chen. This poster was presented at the Joint HIV&AIDS & Sexual Health Conference 2022.


Assessing NAPWHA Engagement with PLHIV — Consultant Report

In 2021, NAPWHA engaged QThink Consulting to investigate how well it involves people living with HIV (PLHIV) in its work. To do this, QThink constructed the Assessing NAPWHA’s Engagement with PLHIV Survey. The survey was informed by Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA), Meaningful Involvement of PLHIV and Affected Communities (MIPA) and Meaningful Involvement of Women and Girls Living with HIV (MIWA) principles, best practice guidelines sourced from a variety of NGOs, peak bodies and advocacy organisations.


Breastfeeding for women living with HIV in Australia

If you are living with HIV and you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you may be thinking about breastfeeding your baby, and whether it is safe or advisable. The information in this community resource is provided for women who are living with HIV and...


Declaration of Rights of People with HIV/AIDS (1993)

This Declaration sets forth the responsibilities of government, international agencies, service bodies, private enterprise, unions, the media, health care providers, schools, religious institutions and all Australians to ensure that the rights of people living with HIV are protected. People with HIV/AIDS include women, children, sex workers, haemophiliacs, injecting drug users, indigenous people, people with disabilities, people of non-English speaking backgrounds, young adults, heterosexual, bisexual and transsexual persons, lesbians and gay men.
We make this public Declaration of the Rights of People with HIV/AIDS and call on all Australians to ensure that they are upheld.


Developing the Health Literacy Framework – The central role of Community Advocates

The Health Literacy Framework project is a three-year initiative (2019-21) which aimed to improve HIV-related health literacy at the individual, community, organisational, sectoral, health system, and societal levels. It focused on engaging diverse cohorts of PLHIV who have not benefited equally from recent successes across the HIV care continuum. These included positive women, heterosexual men, people from Asian and Latin American backgrounds, and people who inject drugs.


Health Literacy Framework: Project Outcomes Report

The NAPWHA HIV Health Literacy Framework (HLF) project was a three-year initiative (2019-2021) aimed to address the role of HIV health literacy in improving HIV-related health care and quality of life outcomes for all people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Australia. Through this initiative, NAPWHA engaged diverse and underrepresented and/or underserved communities in the co-design, delivery and evaluation of targeted pilot strategies and approaches tailored to their needs and based on action research findings.


Living with HIV and injecting drugs: A health literacy community consultation

NAPWHA, with support from AIVL has undertaken a community consultation to understand the dual experience of living with HIV and injecting drugs as part of the Health Literacy Framework Project, which aims to provide insights about diverse sub-populations of PLHIV in Australia. The research was led by Pilot Lead, Brent Clifton. This poster was presented at the Joint HIV&AIDS & Sexual Health Conference 2022.

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