Upcoming National Day of Women Living with HIV Morning Tea in Adelaide

SAMESH, 15/02/2019

The National Day of Women Living with HIV in Australia was created as an annual event by Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV at NAPWHA (the National Association of People with HIV Australia), with the idea to situate it after International Women’s Day to promote a greater awareness around HIV and the needs of women living with HIV in Australia.

Join us for morning tea to celebrate and support women living with HIV this year.

The event will be held at SHINE’s Hyde Street site in the city on March 8 from 10:30AM-12:30AM, and will be a chance to recognise and pay tribute to an often overlooked demographic in the fight against HIV.

Donations are welcome, with all proceeds going toward programs that benefit women living with HIV.

All are welcome to attend this tea with friends, family, partners & supporters.

Needs analysis survey for People Living With HIV in SA

Positive Life SA & SAMESH, October 2018

We are undertaking a community needs assessment to guide the work of this organisation and the wider HIV sector in South Australia. We want to give people living with HIV in South Australia an opportunity to have a say in our future and help to shape HIV services.

This online survey is an important part of this process. It will also help to guide closer cooperation and collaboration between existing HIV services, identify any gaps in service provision, and create new strategies to address those gaps.

This survey asks your opinions about issues you think should be a priority for Positive Life SA and the HIV services sector. Your responses are strictly confidential. Workers involved in this survey are bound by strict policies regarding privacy and confidentiality.

Completing the survey should take less than 5-10 minutes. 

This survey will close on NOVEMBER 30th 2018.

Positive Voices community forum

Positive Life SA & SAMESH, August 2018

Are you a person living with HIV in SA? We want to hear from you about what would benefit PLHIV.

Find out more about the important role people living with HIV have in prevention,
as well as the barriers and enablers to care.

Presenters:
Kath Leane – PositiveLifeSA / Femfatales
John Rule – NAPWHA
Jane Costello – PLNSW / Kirby Institute
Craig Cooper – PLNSW

  • Tuesday September 11, 2018, from 6 – 9 PM, at 57 Hyde Street Adelaide
  • FREE entry, refreshments provided
  • RSVP (08) 7088 5300 or email samesh-enquiries@samesh.org.au

Download flyer: Positive Voices Forum

 

Morning tea for National Day of Women Living with HIV in Australia

via SAMESH, a joint program of SHINE SA and VAC, February 2018

NATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV IN AUSTRALIA: Friday 9 March 2018 

Join us for morning tea to celebrate and support women living with HIV.

“Too often, WLHIV in Australia are considered as an afterthought or swept up in the generic term ‘people living with HIV. Women when not well supported will often go underground after diagnosis and hide in fear or shame of being constantly labelled, judged and stigmatised. This leaves a larger proportion of WLHIV dealing with their diagnosis alone. The Femfatales aim to inspire, celebrate and advocate and give WLHIV the platform to step up and be heard. We believe that holding a National Day of Women Living with HIV Australia is a good start.” – Kath Leane, Chair of Femfatales.

Location: 57 Hyde St, Adelaide
Time: 10 am -12 pm

All are welcome to attend this morning tea with friends, family, partners & supporters.

 

Upcoming event: Art therapy – HIV and Mental Health Professionals Network

HIV and Mental Health Professionals Network

This event & network may be of interest if you’re a mental health professional with an interest in HIV, or a person who works in the HIV & related sectors with an interest in mental health, or a worker with an interest in the intersection between mental health & HIV.

Farida Khizam will present on mental health and Art Therapy for the network

  • Download flyer for details of the event on Tues 17th February, from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM, via this link: MHPN Art Therapy

 

HIV survivors now expect long lives and even help train aged care workers

Posted

As World AIDS Day is marked globally, three South Australians have reflected on living with HIV and the joys and challenges of lifespans they once never dreamed of.

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