Talkabout is a magazine for and by people living with HIV with the subhead: ‘Where we speak for ourselves’.  Talkabout has a history of carrying writing that combines the ‘personal and political’ – articles by people living with HIV about our own physical and personal experiences that also analyses our social conditions. Talkabout has a primary focus on the personal stories and experiences by and for those of us who are living with HIV, to express our views and to represent ourselves in a way that is within our control.

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2021 Publication Dates

  • Edition 1 February – #195
  • Edition 2 April – #196
  • Edition 3 June – #197
  • Edition 4 August – #198
  • Edition 5 October – #199
  • Edition 6 December – #200

We’re looking for people living with HIV who are willing to write for Talkabout, especially women, transgender or gender-variant people, anyone with a CALD background or Indigenous background.

If you have a story or artwork for Talkabout, or interested to be interviewed and share your experiences, get in touch! Call the Editor, Craig Andrews on (02) 9206-2177, 1800 245 677 or email

How do you want my stuff?

Your written work should be approximately 400-800 words as a Word document (.doc or .docx). We are also open to the idea of photo essays or multi-media submissions as well.

Any photos and artwork must be sent by email in JPG format. Please do not embed them in the Word document – send as separate files with meaningful captions.

Your privacy

Please tell us how you want your authorship recognised – your name or a pseudonym. Please include your name, address and phone number (this is not for publication).

Can I get some help?

If you need any help writing or don’t have time to write, but still want to share your story, get in touch! If you have any ideas or suggestions on ways to improve Talkabout to make it more useful and relevant, let us know!

Editorial Advisory Group 2020

Craig Andrews, Jane Costello, Peter Schlosser, Sally, Lance Feeney

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