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HIV CURE RESEARCH IN 2024

Posted on 8th of January 2024

(click on this image to watch the recording) READ the essay on HIV Cure Research in 2024 – published in HIV Australia (January 2024)   HIV Cure Research in 2024 webinar  Special guest Dr Jillian Lau explains the latest science…

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Christmas & New Year holiday message from PWV  

Posted on 20th of December 2023

Wishing you a safe and happy festive season The PWV office will close from lunch time on Thursday, 21 December 2023  and will reopen on Wednesday, 3 January 2024.   Positive Women Victoria thanks all of the many members, volunteers and…

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PWV member Chrissie, interviewed by Nine Networks 9Honey for World AIDS Day

Posted on 7th of December 2023

Chrissie has been living with HIV for 23 years but most Aussies think women don’t get it HIV affects more than 3,300 Australian women, but millions mistakenly believe they’re not at risk. PWV member Chrissie was interviewed by 9Honey this…

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Positive Women on SBS World News for World AIDS Day 2023

Posted on 5th of December 2023

To commemorate World AIDS Day  2023 (1st December), and raise awareness of women living with HIV, U=U and HIV-related stigma, PWV reached out to all Australians with national media coverage for the screening of Thriving at Federation Square in Melbourne….

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Thriving – a filmed performance poem depicts the lived experience of women with HIV

Posted on 16th of November 2023

To commemorate World AIDS Day  2023, and raise awareness of U=U and HIV-related stigma, watch this inspiring filmed performance poem featuring seven remarkable women living with HIV. Please share Thriving or screen at your World AIDS Day event 2023 on…

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PWV Treasurer role (volunteer): call for Expressions of Interest

Posted on 15th of November 2023

Do you have skills in finance, accounting, or experience running your own business? Are you a member or ally of PWV who would you like to support our work by joining our Board in the important role of Treasurer? By…

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Read PWV’s Annual Report 2022-23. Meet PWVs Board

Posted on 16th of November 2023

PWV board, staff, members and guests attended the 2023 AGM on 14 November where Chair Stephanie Raper and Executive Officer Kirsty Machon reported on PWVs achievements in our support and advocacy work, presented the Treasurers report and welcomed two new…

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PWVs Annual Retreat 2024 – Expressions of Interest open

Posted on 5th of October 2023

REGISTER TO ATTEND the PWV Annual Retreat 2024 held from Friday, 4pm, 1 March to Sunday, 2pm, 3 March  For PWV Annual Retreat 2024 we are heading to the beach at Queenscliff (Friday, 1 March to Sunday, 3 March)  where…

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Menopause and HIV Webinar 2023

Posted on 5th of October 2023

WATCH THE RECORDING ‘Nobody ever told me – healthcare for women living with HIV during menopause’ This webinar recording features expert healthcare providers and researchers from around the world. Women living with HIV enter menopause 3-5 years earlier than those…

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Beyond and Behind the Faces of HIV and AIDs – Download the FREE ebook

Posted on 5th of October 2023

The Australian launch of Beyond & Behind The Faces Of HIV and AIDS took place in Melbourne as part of World AIDS Day events on, Friday, 1 December at The Peter Doherty Institute’s World AIDS Day symposium. Beyond & Behind…

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STEP FORWARD: FIGHT STIGMA campaign – Watch on You Tube

Posted on 4th of October 2023

STEP FORWARD: FIGHT STIGMA Due to the advances in treatments, most people with HIV live a healthy, happy, productive normal life and don’t even consider their HIV as a chronic health condition, but that is not how most of the…

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The Role Of A PWV Board Member Explained

Posted on 14th of September 2023

Present board members, Chair Stephanie Raper and Treasurer Rachel Meisner along with two past PWV Chairs Bev Greet (PWV co-founder) and Heather Ellis helped de-mystify what’s involved in being a PWV board member at this recent webinar hosted by PWV…

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A Stigma Reduction Toolkit For The Victorian Healthcare Workforce

Posted on 13th of September 2023

A new anti-stigma toolkit is now available. The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) of La Trobe University has produced a practical and affirming resource with a long, descriptive title, Reducing stigma and discrimination associated with blood-borne…

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A functional HIV cure, wider use of statins plus breastfeeding moving closer to U=U

Posted on 24th of August 2023

By Heather Ellis, communications and events coordinator Exciting new HIV science announced at the IAS2023 conference in Brisbane in July. Just as protease inhibitors were the groundbreaking science presented at AIDS1996, a ‘functional cure’ for HIV in the form of…

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HIV Stigma Campaign by Queensland Positive People

Posted on 10th of August 2023

Hear the stories of people living with HIV This unique and colourful self-educating HIV stigma campaign was launched by Queensland Positive People (QPP) to coincide with the IAS2023 HIV Science conference in Brisbane in July. With real people living with HIV featured  (including…

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IAS 2023 HIV Science Conference – Latest HIV Science breakthroughs

Posted on 9th of August 2023

Yearly injectable ARVs; a functional HIV cure; statins to protect cardiovascular health; and breastfeeding closer to U=U. These were just some of the ground-breaking science presented at the 2023 HIV Science Conference organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in…

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HIV and its long-term impact on the gut

Posted on 2nd of August 2023

HIV and its long-term impact on the gut Published in HIV Australia by Health Equity Matters  (July 2023) By Heather Ellis, Positive Women Victoria With the gut the largest part of our immune system, HIV hits this area the hardest…

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Menopause and Women Living With HIV

Posted on 15th of June 2023

Read the blog and listen to the podcast on Menopause for Women Living With HIV re-published with HIV Australia (Health Equity Matters). Guest speaker is Dr Nneka Nwokolo, an honorary HIV and sexual health consultant from the UK and expert…

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WATCH the recording – Your Liver Health webinar

Posted on 11th of May 2023

Your Liver Health & HIV webinar hosted by Positive Women Victoria focused on Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Special guests/panellists are: Dr  David Iser, gastroenterologist and hepatologist from Melbourne, Emily Parsons, a woman living with HIV who has been diagnosed…

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WATCH THE RECORDING: Women and HIV Cure Research webinar

Posted on 30th of March 2023

Register for the  VICTORIAN HIV CURE DATABASE and for latest HIV cure science visit   HIV CURE Or click on the QR code to register for the Victorian HIV Cure Database Held on Wednesday, 22 March 2023, Positive Women Victoria was honoured to…

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