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PrEP Advocacy Groups
PrEP’D For Change

PrEP’D For Change was founded as a national Facebook Group dedicated to sharing information, opinions and media about a game-changing HIV prevention strategy in Australia known as PrEP. All members of PrEP’D For Change have the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts or experiences of PrEP with others around the country.

PrEP Facts

PrEP Facts is a Facebook Group made up on thousands of members from across the globe sharing PrEP information, personal stories, and questions about PrEP. The Group was started by PrEP activist Damon Jacobs (you can view some of his videos in our Video Gallery)

PrEP Bears

The main focus of this group is the bear/bear-aficionado communities and subculture but all are welcome.

PrEPster

PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond.

PrEPster.info and its related activities are produced by a volunteer group of London-based HIV prevention activists. We are independent from any statutory or voluntary sector organisations.

iwantPrEPnow.co.uk

iwantPrEPnow.co.uk was created to raise awareness and access to PrEP, with all the information in one place so that you can access PrEP now.

State AIDS Councils
VAC (VICTORIAN AIDS COUNCIL)

VAC leads the fight against HIV/AIDS in Victoria by providing care and support for people living with HIV, health promotion, and advocacy.

        

ACON (AIDS COUNCIL OF NSW)

ACON is New South Wales’ leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

        

WAAC (WA AIDS Council)

AIDS Action Council is the peak HIV/AIDS organisation in the ACT.

AIDS Action Council aims build strong, connected and supportive communities that are free of new HIV transmissions, marginalisation, discrimination and stigma.

        

Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council Inc (NTAHC)

NTAHC is the key Non-Government organisation working in the area of blood borne viruses, education and support in the Northern Territory.

        

Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD)

While working in partnership with all communities towards elimination of BBVs, related stigma and discrimination in Tasmania, TasCAHRD provides services that promote the health and wellbeing of people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV and Hepatitis.

Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC)

The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) is an independent community-based health promotion charity.

QuAC delivers HIV prevention programs, client services for people with HIV, peer support through Queensland Positive People and provide a strong voice on HIV and gay issues.

        

South Australia Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health (SAMESH)

SAMESH provides support, education and training about Sexual Health and HIV for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV, as well as services for the broader LGBTIQ community, in South Australia. We are a community-based organisation located in Adelaide. Services include counselling, peer support and health promotion.

        

PLWHIV Organisations
LIVING POSITIVE VICTORIA (LPV)

VAC leads the fight against HIV/AIDS in Victoria by providing care and support for people living with HIV, health promotion, and advocacy.

Living Positive Victoria is a not for profit, community based organisation representing all people living with HIV in Victoria since 1988 and is committed to the advancement of human rights and wellbeing of all people living with HIV.

        

POSITIVE LIFE NSW

Positive Life NSW works to promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigma and discrimination. We provide information and targeted referrals, and advocate to change systems and practices that discriminate against people with HIV, our friends, family and carers in NSW.

Positive Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network (PATSIN)

The NAPWHA-auspiced Positive Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network (PATSIN) is a national membership-based group for indigenous people living with HIV. It works within Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities and service providers to represent the interests of indigenous Australians.

Positive Life South Australia (PLSA)

After being defunded, PLSA is only able to offer a limited service between 11.00am and 4.00pm on Monday.

As a peer driven organisation, Positive Life SA is led by a community elected HIV positive Board of Management and has grown from modest beginnings to become an integral provider of information, advocacy, and support to positive people across the South Australia.

Positive Women (PWV)

Positive Women Victoria (PWV) is the only community based organisation specifically funded to support women living with HIV in Australia and was established by and for women living with HIV. PWV provides support, information and advocacy for women in Victoria living with HIV.

Pozhet (The Heterosexual HIV Service)

Pozhet (The Heterosexual HIV Service) is a NSW wide service which provides confidential support, information and education for heterosexual people with HIV, their partners and family.

        

Queensland Positive People (QPP)

Queensland Positive People (QPP) is a peer-based advocacy organisation which is committed to actively promoting self-determination and empowerment for all people living with HIV (PLHIV) throughout Queensland.

        

Straight Arrows

Straight Arrows is a not for profit organisation governed by and for heterosexual people living with HIV and is Victoria lead agency for heterosexuality and HIV.

We offer peer support, information, advocacy, health promotion and referrals for HIV positive heterosexual men, women, their partners and families. In recognition of our members’ diverse needs, we provide a safe and comfortable environment that is completely confidential.

tasCAHRD Positive Services

The tasCAHRD HIV Care and Support Program engages with people living with HIV to promote peer support and interaction through creating opportunities for people to come together in a safe environment. The Care and Support Officer may also support people living with HIV to access financial assistance from the Andrew Shaw Foundation.

WA PLHIV Community Contact List

PLHIV in Western Australia now have the opportunity to be part of a separate peer-based group to receive communication about matters related to HIV both locally and nationally.

On receipt of your contact details, NAPWHA will add you to a separate list of HIV-positive people living in Western Australia.

Members of the list will receive information from both NAPWHA and your peers in Western Australia.

The Institute of Many (TIM)

The Institute of Many (TIM) is a peer-run group for HIV positive people. Acting as a social umbrella and advocacy platform, we bring HIV positive people together to share their experience of living with HIV in an informal, confidential environment- in person and online.

National HIV Organisations
PASH.TM

The Peer Advocacy Network for the Sexual Health of Trans Masculinities (PASH.tm) is a recently established and autonomous working group of AFAO. The mission of PASH.tm is to address the sexual health needs of gay, bisexual and queer transgender men (transgender men who have sex with other men – trans MSM).

PASH.tm have developed a phenomenal (and hot as hell) campaign, GRUNT, for gay, bi and queer trans men. Well worth checking out!

ATSI HIV

ATSIHIV.org.au is the go-to resource on HIV for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community services across Australia. It provides accessible information on HIV to help get our community up to speed on understanding the basics of HIV – on transmission, on safe sex and on safe injecting. It explains recent developments in HIV prevention and treatment, and the importance of fighting the shame and stigma associated with HIV and STIs.

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), an Australian non-profit organisation, is the national federation for the community response to HIV in Australia.[1] AFAO advocates for its member organisations, promotes medical and social research into HIV/AIDS and its effects, develops and formulates policy on HIV/AIDS issues, and provides HIV policy advice to Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.

        

National Association for People Living With HIV Australia (NAPWHA)

The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV (PLHIV).  NAPWHA’s membership of national networks and state-based organisations reflects the diverse make-up of the HIV-positive community and enables NAPWHA to confidently represent the positive voice in Australia.

        

The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM)

ASHM is a peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. ASHM draws on its experience and expertise to support the health workforce and to contribute to the sector, domestically and internationally.