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Celebrate HIV Long-Term Survivors Day 2024  – Wednesday, 5th June

15/05/2024

Meet other HIV Long-Term Survivors and hear their stories over a pub dinner

Date: Wednesday, 5 June – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Bells Hotel, 157 Moray Street, South Melbourne
Hosted by: Living Positive Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health and Positive Women Victoria

Join us for some great complementary food, beverages and fascinating conversation as we celebrate HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Hear from long term survivors tell their story and learn how they took on the challenges of living with HIV in the 80s and 90s with their determination and resilience. Partners and carers welcome. Transport assistance available. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available.

On 5 June every year, we honour the resilience, advocacy, courage and strength of HIV long-term survivors worldwide as we commemorate HIV Long-Term Survivors Day. For 2024, long-term survivors are invited to celebrate with a pub dinner and hear stories from other long-term survivors.
Carer and/or a friend are welcome to attend. Dinner and a soft-drink provided.

HIV Long-Term Survivors Day was first observed in 2014 and honours long-term survivors of HIV and raises awareness about their needs, issues and journeys. The selection of 5 June coincides with the anniversary of the first official reporting of what became known as the AIDS epidemic on 5 June, 1981.

Who is an HIV Long Term Survivor?
Regardless of age, some of us have had HIV for a long while. According to the HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day founder, this includes people who were diagnosed prior to accessing combination therapy around 1996 or diagnosed just after this year with AIDS and have had it for more than 25 years. This also includes people who were born with or acquired HIV as babies and are now in their 30s and 40s.

Details & Register     or  Email to Register:  info@positivewomen.org.au   or   phone: (03) 98638747