Positive Life NSW is a non-profit community-based organisation. We work 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.
We were incorporated on 21 July 1989 as People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) NSW and changed our name to Positive Life NSW on 15 February 2008.
Our aims and objectives are:
- To empower people living with HIV in NSW with information, referral and advice on all relevant issues; in particular health promotion information and matters dealing with life issues.
- To advocate on behalf of people living with HIV and lobby government, business and non-government organisations about issues of concern to people living with HIV, with the aim of ensuring optimum wellbeing, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, their partners, family members and significant others.
- To promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV, with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigma and discrimination.
- To work closely with the HIV-specific and mainstream health and community sectors and other relevant organisations in the pursuit of these objectives.
- To receive donations, grants and bequests from persons and institutions including governments and to engage in such fundraising activities as may achieve the objectives of the Association.
Full membership is open to any person with HIV in NSW, while associate membership is open to NSW residents affected by HIV. Click here for more information on becoming a member or to download a copy of our Constitution, Strategic Plan or Business Plan.
Positive Life NSW receives annual funding as an NGO Grant through the Population Health Services (AIDS) Program of NSW Ministry of Health. We are also supported with funding from MAC AIDS fund (MAF) and the City of Sydney.