NAPWHA Treatment Factsheet 8: HIV treatments have come a long way since the early days of multiple pills, high doses and chronic side effects. Many of us are now able to take just one pill, once a day and carry on with life as usual. But some people find it difficult...
NAPWHA Treatment Factsheet 9: Signing up for life insurance is complicated. Unlike health insurance, you need to disclose your HIV status and anything else that could affect their decision to insure you. Read about the considerations and tips in applying.
What are the considerations when thinking about health insurance? Unlike with other forms of insurance, private health insurers cannot refuse to insure any person, and must charge everyone the same premium for the same level of cover, despite their risk profile and likelihood of using health services. Read more about how to research which one may be right for you.
In Australia and internationally, there has in recent decades been a strong policy, research and practice interest in health literacy. In July 2019, NAPWHA commissioned researcher consultant Ronald Woods to identify, describe, analyse and synthesize existing...
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.
Check the names of the individual drugs in your Antiretroviral (ARV) regimen. For a comprehensive list of current HIV treatments and all their names, refer to this ViiV Healthcare Antiretroviral Agents Adult Dosage Card.
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.
These standards are established and agreed by people living with HIV in the strong belief that those living with the condition are best placed to understand what is needed. This involvement of people living with HIV indeed underpins the peer support approach.