COVID Vaccine

Positive Life has formulated a body of work in response to support all people living with HIV across NSW to ensure communications, consistent advice and messaging with our community living with and affected by HIV in NSW is targeted, nuanced and practical.

FAQs page

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from people living with HIV about the COVID-19 vaccine.

In the Know (Research and Treatments Information Session)

We held an event on Tuesday 9 February as part of our regular ‘In The Know’ Research and Treatments information sessions, with three guest speakers presenting on the COVID-19 vaccine and what it means for our community members living with HIV.

Website Content

  1. Getting your mask on
  2. COVID-19 vaccines hub
  3. HIV, COVID & the use of PPE

COVID-19 ToolKit

Monthly distribution of the COVID-19 ToolKit newsletter to our members, subscribers and HIV-sector partners and regularly updated on our website.

Positive Life Peer Support Officers

Positive Life will continue to offer our membership up-to-date, relevant information, to ensure you are resourced appropriately when questioned by others living with or affected by HIV across NSW about the COVID-19 vaccine and the rollout. To speak to lease call (02) 8357 8386 or 1800 245 677 (freecall) or email

Peer connection and groups

Throughout the first half of 2021, all Positive Life’s peer connection and support groups will focus on the COVID-19 vaccine (and the social factors associated with social distancing due to COVID-19). These will include community language translations where feasible.

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If you want to talk about your concerns regarding coronavirus as a person living with HIV,  please contact Positive Life NSW on (02) 8357 8386 or 1800 245 677 (freecall) or email

Telephone helplines

Call 000 for Police and Ambulance if you are immediate danger

  • 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 – 24/7 national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line
  • Blue Knot Foundation 1300 657 380 – 9-5pm Monday to Sunday telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them
  • Kids Help Line 1800 551 800 – 24/7 telephone and online support for young people aged 5 to 25
  • Lifeline 13 11 14 – anyone experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide
  • Mensline 1300 789 978 – 24/7 telephone and online support and information service
  • NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 – 24/7 telephone information and referral service
  • Qlife 1800 184 527 – free LGBTI peer support and referral 3pm to midnight every day
  • Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467 – 24/7 free counselling for people feeling suicidal, worried about someone else, or have lost someone to suicide

Page updated: Monday 11 September 2023

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