It takes a whole nation to make this work
Don’t be shame to test
Resources for mob
Us Mob and HIV
Useful resources on HIV for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including a booklet, videos, yarns and factsheets in English, Kriol and Yumplatok. There is information about both men’s and women’s business, and HIV prevention, testing and treatment.
Better to Know
A sexual health resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including a page dedicated to HIV with useful information and video links. Helpful information about contract tracing and partner notification can be found here.
The first national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. Call to have a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter. Free service available 24/7.
Positive Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network (PATSIN)
A national membership-based group for Indigenous people living with HIV. An outlet for exchanging experiences and knowledge about HIV, and to advocate for change at the community level.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Organisation
Resources on HIV for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and health services, including accessible information on HIV transmission, prevention and treatment. Find supports for health professionals and educators, with data on HIV among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, key research projects and more here.
HIV Taskforce Report
World AIDS Day Australia
World AIDS Day is held in 1 December each year. It is a day for the community to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have passed away from AIDS related conditions or other conditions associated with HIV. Find out more and access free resources to promote the week here.
Health Equity Matters (formerly AFAO)
The national federation for the HIV community response, providing leadership coordination and support to Australia’s policy and advocacy response to HIV.
A comprehensive collection of clinical guidelines, handbooks, decision-making tools and fact sheets to support healthcare professionals working with clients who have HIV. The resource library can be filtered for resources suited to a range of health providers, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Professionals.
Needle and syringe programs
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
AIDS Councils and People Living with HIV Organisations in your state or territory
New South Wales
Activities and events around HIV Awareness Week 2023
Online national events
HIV Awareness Week Trivia!
3pm (EST) Thursday 7 December 2023.
Inviting all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services’ staff to join this year’s HIV Awareness Week Virtual Trivia!
This is such a fun and important opportunity to
- dust off your sexual health-themed costumes.
- brush up on your HIV knowledge and,
- let your competitive edge shine through in the annual trivia EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Sexual health-themed costumes and props are highly encouraged – with prizes for the best dressed!
Big shout out to Jess and Naizel from Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation who are 2023’s Lubelicious and Condoman!
NACCHO would like to acknowledge Prof. James Ward, University of Queensland’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and SAHMRI, creators of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week. HIV Awareness week will continue to build on the successes of the previous programs for years to come. For more information on the original program and the history, please visit: https://www.atsihiv.org.au/
HIV Awareness Week Community Grants
Want to hold an HIV Awareness Week event at your ACCHO and want some support? Check out this Community Grants opportunity and apply for up to $1000 (excl. GST) to support your HIV Awareness Week event.
Host a BBQ and have a yarn about HIV prevention or discuss ways to reduce stigma. Hold an art competition, run educational awareness sessions, or come up with your own creative ideas and register now 😊.
EOI closing Friday, 24 November.