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HIV and Ageing in Australia – The New Frontier

The life expectancy of Australians living with HIV has been steadily increasing and is approaching that of the general population. For them, and for the community organisations that serve and represent them, living simultaneously
with HIV and with the consequences of ageing is a ‘new frontier’. This report describes and synthesises the work that has been carried out by NAPWHA to address this challenge now and into the future.


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.


Medicare ineligible PLHIV in Australia

This NAPWHA report is an analysis drawing together several years’ worth of data from the main pharmaceutical industry suppliers of compassionate access antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in Australia and combines this with, for the first time, data from the State and Territory jurisdictions to produce the most accurate estimate to-date of the number of Medicare ineligible PLHIV in Australia. It comes with recommendations for systemic improvements.


Mobilising community among heterosexual men living with HIV in Australia

Background: HIV notifications among heterosexual men have been increasing over the past decade, particularly among Australian-born males (Kirby, 2018). The NAPWHA Health Literacy Framework project established HetMAN a network of heterosexual men, led by Community Advocate Anth McCarthy, to articulate their health literacy needs across the HIV care continuum. This poster was presented at the Joint HIV&AIDS & Sexual Health Conference 2022.


NAPWHA agency engagement with PLHIV

NAPWHA is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV (PLHIV). This raises some questions. Does the organisation actually represent HIV-positive communities? If so, which ones? And how well? This poster...


NAPWHA HIV Stigma, Resilience and Flourishing — Discussion Paper

This discussion paper promotes a whole-of-sector approach to support PLHIV in their capacity to build resilience alongside a comprehensive effort to address HIV related stigma. It was a precursor to the NAPWHA Stigma and Resilience Framework resource published in...

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