As the largest peer-led and run representative body of all people living with HIV in Australia based in NSW since 1988, Positive Life NSW is the voice of all people living with HIV in NSW. We were incorporated on 21 July 1989 as People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) NSW and changed our name to Positive Life NSW on 15 February 2008.
We work to promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigma and discrimination.
Our aims and objectives are:
- To empower people living with HIV in NSW with information, referral and advice on all relevant issues; in particular health promotion information and matters dealing with life issues.
- To advocate on behalf of people living with HIV and lobby government, business and non-government organisations about issues of concern to people living with HIV, with the aim of ensuring optimum well-being, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, our partners, family members and significant others.
- To work closely with the HIV-specific and mainstream health and community sectors and other relevant organisations in the pursuit of these objectives.
Positive Life NSW is a membership-based agency with an elected Board of Directors. Our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) manages the agency in conjunction with the board.
Full membership is open to any person with HIV in NSW, while associate membership is open to NSW residents affected by HIV. Click here for more information on becoming a Positive Life member or to download a copy of our Constitution, Strategic Plan or Business Plan.
Positive Life NSW receives annual funding as an NGO Grant through the Population Health Services (AIDS) Program of NSW Ministry of Health. We are also supported with funding from Gilead, M·A·C AIDS Fund, and ViiV Healthcare.