In this series, created through a partnership with Gilead Sciences and NAPWHA, six exceptional people centre their lived experience, resilience, joy and hope in the inspiring HIV is: Just a part of me campaign.
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.
While Covid-19 continues to impact our lives, it is now the time when we should mark the 40th anniversary since HIV was first reported by the CDC; thus, beginning our journey on the profound impact that these two viruses have made on the community and our collective resilience. This World AIDS Day 2021, NAPWHA marks the significance of our ongoing advocacy, representation, policy, and health promotion for people with HIV through a campaign reflecting on the Australian theme of 40 Years of HIV: Where to Next?
This campaign features forty diverse, impactful, and galvanising quotes, one for each year since it first was reported – all of which share hopes, aspirations, and a call-to-action as we enter a new decade of the HIV response. In the lead-up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, NAPWHA will post more of these messages from community of people living with HIV, and the people who have dedicated their lives to research, advocacy, and clinical care alongside us.
We encourage you to share, follow us on this journey through quotes and support your local World AIDS Day events & HIV organisations.
See also our previous World AIDS Day campaigns: