Positive Life NSW encourages media representatives to take reasonable steps to ensure their reporting of HIV issues is accurate, balanced and non-sensational. Choosing accurate, non-stigmatising language, respecting privacy and providing fair and balanced discussion of scientific issues are key steps to the best possible reporting on these important issues.

The media have an important role in helping disseminate correct information about the risks of HIV and the need for public and private action to end stigma and discrimination. Below are some contacts to help you ensure fair and ethical reporting of HIV issues.

 

NAPWHA – National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS
National representative body for people living with HIV. HIV treatments advocacy, care and support (Centrelink, DSP, Medicare, PBS), education, international.
Tel: 02 8568 0300
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Web: www.napwha.org.au

ACON – AIDS Council of NSW
HIV prevention, counselling, peer support, gay and lesbian health, Asian project, Indigenous, women.
Tel: 02 9206 2000
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Web: www.acon.org.au
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PozHet – Positive Heterosexuals
State-based support network for heterosexuals living with HIV and their families.
Tel: 1800 812 404
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Web: www.pozhet.org.au

MHAHS – Multicultural HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Service
Bilingual/bicultural support, education information and referral for people from non-English-speaking backgrounds.
Tel: 02 9515 1234
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Web: www.mhahs.org.au

AFAO – Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
National peak organisation representing HIV partnership organisations Australia-wide. HIV prevention, health promotion, policy development, international work.
Tel: 02 9557 9399 
Web: www.afao.org.au
Media: Rebecca Nicolson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  0409­ 216 053

The Kirby Institute
National research centre based at University of NSW. HIV epidemiology (statistics, trends, national and state surveillance data), clinical trials in HIV, hepatitis and sexually-transmissible diseases.
Tel: 02 9385 0900 
Web: www.kirby.unsw.edu.au

Centre for Social Research in Health
National research centre based at University of NSW. Social research into HIV, hepatitis and related diseases. Social, sexual and related factors affecting HIV transmission, gay men’s sexual practices.
Tel: 02 9385 6776
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Web: www.csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au

ASHM – Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
National body representing clinicians and health workers in the HIV and viral hepatitis fields. Representation, policy development and training, development of national HIV treatment guidelines, annual conference.
Tel: 02 8204 0700
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Web: www.ashm.org.au

NSW Health
Tel: 02 9391 9000
Web: www.health.nsw.gov.au

Department of Health (Commonwealth)
Tel: 02 6289 1555  
Web: www.health.gov.au

NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA)
State-based advocacy organisation for people who use drugs, particularly those who inject drugs.
Tel: (02) 8354 7300
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Web: www.nuaa.org.au
Executive Officer: Dr Mary Ellen Harrod

Positive Living Victoria
Tel:(03) 9863 8733
Executive Officer: Brent Allan
 
Positive Life SA
Tel: (08) 8293 3700 
 
SWOP - Sex Workers Outreach Project
Tel:(02) 9206 2166
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Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
Tel: (02) 9283 8666

Scarlet Alliance
National sex workers advocacy organisation.
Tel: 02 9690 0551
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Web: www.scarletalliance.org.au
Executive Officer: Janelle Fawkes

AIVL – Australian IV League
National intravenous drug users’ advocacy organisation.
Tel: 02 6279 1600
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Web: www.aivl.org.au
Executive Officer: Annie Madden

HALC – HIV/AIDS Legal Centre
Community legal centre specialising in HIV-related legal matters.
Tel: 02 9206 2060 
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Web: www.halc.org.au

Hepatitis Australia (Australian Hepatitis Council)
National advocacy organisation for people with viral hepatitis.
Tel: 02 6232 4257
Web: www.hepatitisaustralia.com

Location: Suite 5.2, Level 5, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Postal: PO Box 831, Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Telephone: 02 9206 2177 or 1800 245 677 (freecall)
TTY: 131 450    Fax: 02 9211 5672

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