People Living With HIV/AIDS New South Wales works to promote a positive image of people affected by HIV/AIDS with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigmatisation and discrimination.
The aims and objectives of PLWHA NSW are:
To empower people living with HIV/AIDS in New South Wales 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/AIDS and lobby government, business and non-government organisations about issues of concern to people living with HIV/AIDS, 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/AIDS, with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigmatisation 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.
The board of People Living With HIV/AIDS New South Wales work as advocates on HIV policy. This includes issues like discrimination and housing to treatment access and hospital care. This often unseen work has had great impact on the lives of the HIV positive community in NSW.
DO YOU HAVE ISSUES OF CONCERN THAT ARE AFFECTING YOU AS A PERSON LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS IN NSW? IF YOU DO LET US KNOW. THE ADVOCACY & LOBBYING WORK OF THE ORGANISATION CAN BE INFORMED BY YOUR VOICE. WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DIRECTLY HELP BUT WE CAN AT LEAST POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IF WE CAN’T!
To become a member of People Living With HIV/AIDS New South Wales see our membership page for details.
If you would like to become involved with the work of our organisation, or you just want to find out more about our advocacy & lobbying work, please look around the site.