HIV Today: Knowledge Is Power


Over the last 12 months, DNA’s HIV Today series has examined some of the realities of living with HIV today including stigma, the U=U message and PrEP. There are many resources worldwide that offer information, counselling and community, and this month we encourage you to check some of them out.


HIV Is Just A Part Of Me provides information and inspiration to everyone living with HIV to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

AFAO (The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations) is the national body representing the AIDS Councils in each state and territory, and organisations representing key populations in Australia’s community response to HIV.

NAPWHA (The National Association of People with HIV Australia) is a non-government body representing organisations in each state and territory that serve as community-based groups for people living with HIV (PLHIV). These groups have been a trusted source of information for people living with HIV for over 30 years.

Lifeline is a national service providing counselling to anyone experiencing personal difficulties, with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. Visit the website or call 13 11 14 at any time.

QLife provides anonymous, LGBTIQA+ peer support for people to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Services are free and include both telephone and webchat support.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is the national body for organisations and individuals providing health-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTIQA+ and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse people and communities.

Equality Australia is a national organisation dedicated to protecting the rights of LGBTIQA+ people.

BlaQ is a network of sharing, support and connection for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ mob from across the country in a safe and inclusive space.

Black Rainbow is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy organisation in the pursuit of positive health and wellbeing.

Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is dedicated to the issues of LGBTIQA+ forced displaced people.

Minus18 aims to provide health and wellbeing info and a safe environment for LGBTIQA+ young people in Australia.

qheadspace is an LGBTIQA+ specific community space (hosted by that provides information and support.

PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbian and Gay) provides accurate, unbiased information and support to families and friends of LGBTIQA+ people.

The Institute Of Many is a peer-run movement for people living with HIV. Acting as a social umbrella and advocacy platform, they bring HIV positive people together to share their experience in an informal, confidential environment, in person and online.

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association is the national sex worker organisation working towards sex worker rights and health promotion including peer education, community development, community engagement and advocacy.


ASO/CBO (The AIDS Service Organizations and Community-Based Organizations) National Online Directory provides consumers and organisations with a comprehensive, updated, national resource created by and for the community without commercial influence. The directory is managed and published by HealthHIV.


The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) represents community-based HIV/AIDS organisations across the country. Their objective is to strengthen the response to HIV/AIDS and enrich the lives of people and communities living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS.


Positively UK provides peer support, advocacy and information to everyone living with HIV to effectively manage any aspect of their diagnosis, care and life with HIV.

Terrence Higgins Trust is a British charity that campaigns on various issues related to AIDS and HIV.


HIV Is Just A Part Of Me provides information and inspiration to everyone living with HIV to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.


UNAIDS is the single most comprehensive source of HIV/AIDS information in the world.

Avert is based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide through education, treatment and care.

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