Living With HIV

HIV management options in WA

There are numerous options for HIV management in WA, including s100 Prescribing GPs in the Perth Metro region, and Public Hospital services. Contact WAAC on (08) 9482 0000 for more information.

WAAC services

Comprehensive services for people living with HIV (and their support networks, including family, partner/s, et cetera)

  • Information about living with HIV
  • Case management and support
  • Referral services
  • Positive peer education
  • Counselling
  • Workshops, forums and activities
  • Education and professional development

Other HIV services in Australia

Other services

  • MyLife+
    MyLife+ empowers people with HIV to take control of their health and wellbeing, and manage their overall quality of life. This free application has been created in collaboration between NAPWHA (below) and ViiV Healthcare.
  • Your Body Blueprint
    Your Body Blueprint has been designed to provide accessible, clear information to assist you to make informed decisions on how you can lead healthier lives. It explains the various important body systems that can be affected by HIV infection and anti-HIV treatments, and the health benefits that can be achieved by taking action now. It also explains how different areas of your social life can have an impact on your health, and gives some tips to consider.
  • National Association of People Living With HIV Australia (NAPWHA)
    NAPWHA provides advocacy, policy, health promotion, effective representation, and outreach on a national level. Its work includes a range of health and education initiatives that promote the highest quality standard of care for HIV-positive people. NAPWHA also contributes to clinical and social research into the incidence, impact and management of HIV.

  • The Institute of Many (TIM)
    The Institute of Many (TIM) is a peer-run group for HIV positive people. Acting as a social umbrella and advocacy platform, we bring HIV positive people together to share their experience of living with HIV in an informal, confidential environment- in person and online. There is a closed Facebook group available to join for people living with HIV.

    • Turning Tina is TIM’s harm reduction resource for gay, bi, trans men living with HIV who use crystal meth AKA tina.
  • Positive Leadership Development Institute
    The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI™) offers people living with HIV the opportunity to develop skills for leadership and resilience.
  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)
    The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS. Facebook
  • HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC)
    HIV AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) is a not-for-profit, specialist community legal centre, and the only one of its kind in Australia. As lawyers we tackle the severe stigma and discrimination that remains associated with HIV, and provide specialist support to deal with the particular issues that HIV and the law create. Facebook
  • Touchbase
    TouchBase is a national website providing information on alcohol and drug use as well as mental health and sexual health for LGBTI communities. Touchbase also has specific alcohol and substance information relating to antiretroviral medication and for people living HIV.
  • Liverpool HIV Drug Interaction Checker
    The University of Liverpool has a comprehensive drug interaction checker for HIV medication. You can check the effect that many different types of medications and substances, including recreational substances, complementary therapies, and over the counter medications to make sure it is not having an adverse effect on your antiretroviral medication. There is also a free app.
  • Queensland Positive People (QPP)
    QPP is a peer-based advocacy organisation which is committed to actively promoting  self-determination and empowerment for all people living with HIV (PLHIV) throughout Queensland. People shouldn’t have to deal with HIV on their own. Many PLHIV face similar issues, so it makes sense to share these experiences. Facebook
  • Living Positive Victoria
    Living Positive Victoria is a not for profit, community based organisation representing all people living with HIV in Victoria since 1988 and is committed to the advancement of human rights and wellbeing of all people living with HIV. Facebook
  • Positive Life NSW
    Positive Life NSW is a non-profit community-based organisation. We work to promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigma and discrimination. We provide information and targeted referrals, and advocate to change systems and practices that discriminate against people with HIV, our friends, family and carers in NSW.