Positive Life has also partnered with ADAHPS to facilitate a monthly support group. This will normally be on the first Friday of each month (except for November 2018).  The objective of the group will be for participants to normalise the challenges of living with HAND by developing and sharing ideas.

2018 Dates

  • Friday 20 April 11am-12noon
  • Friday 18 May 11am-12noon
  • Friday 1 June 11am-12noon
  • Friday 6 July 11am-12noon
  • Friday 3 August 11am-12noon - pdfclick for a flyer
  • Friday 7 September 11am-12noon
  • Friday 5 October 11am-12noon
  • Friday 2 November 11am-12noon

To register your interest or RSVP, call Positive Life on (02) 9206 2177 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These dates may change depending on venue availability and location. Subscribe to our events notices to be sure you get the latest details.


Positive Life has published two companion booklets containing practical advice on living with HAND and information on where to seek more assistance.

pdfHIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder Booklet

pdfHIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND) Booklet for partners, friends and family

We would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the ‘HAND Think Tank’ who contributed to the development of the resource, Multicultural HIV/AIDS Services (MHAS) for their feedback and editing to make the resource accessible for those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

We would also like to pay special acknowledgement to those people living with and afected by HIV who contributed their valuable time to complete the survey and those people living with a HAND diagnosis who participated in the fnal focus testing of this resource to better reflect the needs of people living with HIV and affected by HAND.

Positive Life NSW also acknowledges the work in the development of this resource by: Prof Bruce Brew, Department of Neurology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst; Denise Cummins, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Sydney District Nursing, Community Health, Sydney Local Health District and David Crawford, Treatments Officer, Positive Life NSW.

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