Established in 1988 as non-profit, support organisation for people living with HIV, Positive Life has helped hundreds of people deal with physical, mental and practical issues associated with having HIV. They recognise the importance of a universal approach that includes changing negative language, removing stigma, providing accurate information and being a conduit between people in need and the services that are available. Their active media department ensures HIV remains visible as a public health issue. Their fundraising efforts supplement the limited financial resources that exist. They advocate for the right of people affected by HIV be allowed to work and participate in the community without restriction. Importantly, Positive Life seeks to empower people living with HIV by building networks; encouraging expression through art, speaking, activism; and providing a springboard to independence.
Suite 5.2, Lvl 5, 414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills. 1800 245 677. positivelife.org.au
By Rita Bratovich