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NAPWHA is a key partner in Australia's coordinated response to HIV. Working with governments, the pharmaceutical industry, the research sector and other community-based organisations, NAPWHA ensures that the voices of people with HIV are heard at every level of the response.

NAPWHA is committed to action to reduce HIV infections in Australia and our region, and to improve the capacity of communities affected by HIV to participate in the response to the epidemic.

AIDS 2014 update

Positive Living article • Alex Mindel • 29 November 2013

Since it was first held in Atlanta in 1985, there have been numerous significant International AIDS Conferences involving the PLHIVPerson (or people) Living with HIV. This term is now preferred over the older PLWHAPerson (or People) Living with HIV/AIDS.. community. AIDS 2014, however, is the first to be held in Australia and provides a significant opportunity for advocacy on all levels. read more »

Will our cure be next?

Positive Living article • Cipri Martinez • 29 November 2013

Pondering the latest cases of HIV cure, Cipriano Martinez wonders when we’ll start hearing about the ‘Australian patient’ read more »

The new activists

Positive Living article • Daniel Brace • 28 November 2013

Has HIV activism really slackened off? Daniel Brace believes not and that it is alive and well in Australia. read more »

NAPWHA AIDS 2014 Newsletters

The 20th International AIDS Conference will take place from the 20th- 25th July 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The IAC is the world’s largest regular health related conference and is expected to attract over 14,000 delegates from over 200 countries, and to attract significant media attention. read more »

Media Briefing - outcomes from the 2013 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference

Media release • 23 October 2013

Here are the outcomes from the 2013 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference. read more »

Ending HIV in Australia – opportunities must be taken

Media release • 21 October 2013

Figures released today show that Australia has a lot of work to do to reverse the rate of new HIV transmissions, to increase HIV testing levels and get many more people on HIV treatment, says the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA). read more »

POZ Action 3 - The Vital Role of PLHIV in HIV Prevention

The vital role of people living with HIV in all aspects of the HIV response, including HIV prevention, is firmly embedded in a variety of international agreements and 'best practice' documents. It is most explicitly articulated in the 2007 UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the epidemic. Policy Brief on the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA). NAPWHA member organisations are committed to implementing this policy within their own structures and advocating for the involvement of people living with HIV in all aspects of HIV policy and practice. read more »

Action on HIV - Melbourne Declaration update

Story • Graham Stocks • 17 October 2013

It’s been twelve months since the Melbourne declaration was released and endorsed by all leading HIV community, professional and research organisations.

The Declaration called for Australia’s HIV response to be revitalised to take advantage of developments in HIV treatment and prevention, and to enable us to envision an “AIDS free generation”. read more »

WHO favours earlier treatment

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 30 August 2013
Defeating HIV

Prior to the opening of IAS 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its new Consolidated AntiretroviralA medication or other substance which is active against retroviruses such as HIV. Guidelines. read more »

Cambodia on track to meet UN targets

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 29 August 2013
The global HIV epidemic

Cambodia is one country determined to meet the United Nation’s goal of virtually eliminating new HIV infections by 2020.

A low-income country with high rates of HIV, Cambodia has systematically rolled out treatment and care to their most affected populations: people who inject drugs, sex workers, gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans women. read more »

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