Women and HIV

If you are a woman living with HIV, Positive Life offers you peer support from another woman living with HIV, in a safe and friendly environment.

If you are a woman living with HIV and you want some support, please contact us to speak to a peer living with HIV by calling (02) 8357 8386 or 1800 245 677 (freecall) or email contact@positivelife.org.au

We can support you:

  • with your decision-making to disclose your HIV status safely in relationships
  • to raise your health questions and concerns with your clinicians and get answers
  • to increase your ability to overcome the effects of gender-based violence
  • to make quality decisions about your health to keep you connected with your healthcare providers.

We have online and face-to-face groups. These include:

  • The Women’s Room (aged under 45 years of Age) and For Women (aged over 45 years) online on alternate months
  • The Women’s Space, a dedicated women’s page in the Talkabout magazine where you can to share your stories and get information related to women living with HIV
  • Positive Life NSW recognises and celebrates the annual National Day of Women Living with HIV (NDWLHIV) on 9 March.
  • Our face-to-face monthly Social Club for heterosexual men and women over a meal

For more details please check our events calendar.

We also work alongside other HIV service providers to ensure you get the best quality services as a woman living with HIV in NSW.

Online Resources

Click here to read blog posts related to women living with HIV

pdf iconHIV & your Cervix

pdf iconHPV & Anal Cancer

pdf iconHIV & Disclosing to your Child

pdf iconHIV & Weight

Click here to view more Positive Life Factsheets to support your health and wellbeing

Living Well – information about some of the key issues for WLHIV

Unravelling the Law – a guide for women living with HIV

Positive Women Victoria – support and advocacy for WLHIV


Femfatales – the National Network of Women living with HIV advisory group

Why women with HIV are persistently invisible – and how we can challenge it Theo Gordon, The Conversation, April 2018

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