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Kirsty Machon, Executive Director of Positive Women Victoria shares stories about life and times, resilience and community during COVID-19 with Dr John Rule (NAPWHA Senior Research Manager) during the Melbourne lockdown. Positive Women Victoria (PWV) for over 30 years, has provided peer support, information and advocacy for women in Victoria living with HIV.

The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV across Australia. In this video series, we share the experiences and responses of communities managing and adapting to the unfolding 2020 pandemic.

This interview was recorded on 18 August 2020

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Find out more about These Are Our Stories, which is just one part of the Women and HIV: Tell The Story project, led by Heather Ellis, peer-project leader from Positive Women Victoria. This will be a series of stories written by women living with HIV or as interviews in magazine-style features, a podcast series of five episodes and a video as a compilation of short interviews.

Hear other video episodes

In this series, Dr John Rule reports back from the NAPWHA members to hear about community stories and community-led responses adapting to life during COVID-19.

Taking the Temperature — Episode 01 — Sam and Wilo
Taking the Temperature — Episode 02 — Richard Keane
Taking the Temperature — Episode 04 — Anth McCarthy

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