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Now more than ever… Our community leaders call-to-action on World AIDS Day 2020

The Australian theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is Now More Than Ever. To mark the event, NAPWHA asked a wide range of community advocates and the leaders of our member organisations and partners in the response to reflect on what the theme means to them. These short but immensely powerful quotes not only illustrate how far we have come, they also pose a strong call to action for the future of the HIV sector and our hopes for all people living with HIV in Australia.

See also: ‘Every Journey Counts’ — NAPWHA launches video campaign for World AIDS Day 2019

Brent Allen, Public Health consultant for ASHM, ICASO and the IAS provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Beau Newman, Community Advocate provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Anth McCarthy, Peer Navigator of Living Positive Victoria provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Adrian Ogier, NAPWHA Deputy Director provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Abbie Opuama, Community Advocate provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Steve Spencer, NAPWHA Board provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Scott Harlum, NAPWHA President provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Sarah Feagan, Vice-President of NAPWHA and of Living Positive Victoria provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Robert Gordon of Queensland Positive People provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Richard Keane, CEO of Living Positive Victoria provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Michelle Tobin, PATSIN Convener provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Michael Brown, Primary Healthcare worker and NAPWHA Board and PATSIN Board member provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Melissa Warner, CEO of Queensland Positive People provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Kath Leane, Chair of the Femfatales Network and President of Positive Life South Australia provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Jules Kim, CEO of Scarlet Alliance provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Dr John Rule, National Research Manager at NAPWHA Board provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Jane Costello, CEO of Positive Life NSW provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Heather Ellis, Peer Project Leader of Positive Women Victoria and host of 'Our Stories: Ending HIV Stigma Podcast' provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Charlie Tredway, NAPWHA Project Officer for Social Media and Community Engagement provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Chris Howard of Queensland Positive People and NAPWHA Board Secretary-Treasurer provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Emil Canita, Community Engagement Officer of Living Positive Victoria provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Diane Lloyd of the NAPWHA Board provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
David Menadue, Community Advocate and NAPWHA Board Secretary-Treasurer provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Danny Ryding of the NAPWHA Board provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message
Cirpri Martinez, President of Positive Organisation Western Australia provides a World AIDS Day 2020 message

Webinar: The future of peer practice

Watch it here: On 3 December 2020 from 3PM (AEST) NAPWHA celebrated the launch of the Australian HIV Peer Support Standards with a lively discussion on the future of peer support practices in HIV and sexual health.

Peer practices have played a central role in the community response to HIV. Our familiarity with this history can sometimes mask the innovation taking place in this field. This panel discussion is an opportunity to reflect on the potential of a new generation of peer practices that integrate the community response with clinical and social services. Our panel will share their experiences working as and with peers in community and clinical services in the fields of HIV and trans sexual health.

Guests

  • 00:00 Daniel Reeders, NAPWHA Learning & host — Welcome to Country
  • 02:39 Sarah Feagan, Living Positive Victoria — Intro to HIV Peer Navigation
  • 13:19 Ruan Uys, Bobby Goldsmith Foundation — Peer journey from support to peer programs
  • 19:50 Liz Duck-Chong, ACON trans[TEST] — Peer-led integrated clinical practice model
  • 26:30 Dr Vincent Cornelisse, Kirketon Road Centre — Peer-led integrated clinical practice model
  • 32:16 Q&A with the panel
  • 47:20 Adrian Ogier, NAPWHA Deputy Director — Launches Australian HIV Peer Support Standards
  • 53:50 Daniel Reeders, NAPWHA Learning & host — NAPWHA Learning online (in-development)

Event Details

The event is a launch for two exciting NAPWHA initiatives: the Australian HIV Peer Support Standards and the development of online learning for HIV Peer Navigators.

Enquiries

Contact Daniel Reeders — daniel@napwha.org.au