Positive Life NSW is the public face and voice of people with HIV in NSW and has been since 1988.
We are a non-profit consumer advocacy and health promotion agency that significantly contributes to health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLHIV). We 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, their friends, family and carers in NSW.
Positive Life collaborates and partners with HIV and health agencies to improve the health and quality of life for PLHIV. We do this through evidence based public health education; social policy advocacy; and peer support services. Program examples are: Positive Speakers Bureau; policy representation; campaigns and health promotion; and peer support including peer-led discussion groups and social inclusion events. We actively contribute to and run community events, such as, World AIDS Day, Mardi Gras and the Candlelight Vigil.