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AFAO – Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. They provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia's policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

One of the key areas of AFAO’s work is the development and national implementation of HIV and STI prevention and health promotion programs and resources. The purpose of AFAO's health promotion is to strengthen populations, communities and individuals so that they can enjoy health, well-being and a good quality of life as a way for achieving their potential in other parts of their lives.

AFAO's Policy and Communications team provides policy advice on HIV-related issues, and undertakes policy analysis and law reform advocacy regarding Australia's response to HIV.

Internationally they contribute to the development of effective policy and programmatic responses to HIV/AIDS at the global level, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

AFAO's members are the AIDS councils in each state and territory, the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA), the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL), the Anwernekenhe National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV/AIDS Alliance (ANA), and Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

National HIV Strategy: Since the launch of the first government response to HIV in 1989, Australia's national HIV strategies have been pivotal to the

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Living with HIV - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Living with HIV: The term living with HIV is used to describe a positive diagnosis, because when a HIV positive person is on treatment, they can live...

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Recently Diagnosed - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Recently Diagnosed: All kinds of people, from different walks of life and backgrounds, are living with HIV and many people enjoy full and active lives.

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Telling People You Have HIV - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

While understanding and attitudes towards HIV have changed for the better over the years, telling People You Have HIV can still be challenging.

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Oral Sex and HIV Transmission - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Oral Sex and HIV Transmission: Oral sex is considered a very low risk practice in regard to HIV transmission. In the case of oral sex with a HIV positive..

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Relationship Agreements - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

A relationship agreement (or safety agreement) is an agreement between you and your partner to protect against HIV. Some people in relationships decide not

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HIV Statistics - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

HIV Statistics - In 2015, it was estimated that there were 25,313 people living with HIV in Australia. Of these 25,313 people, an estimated 90% were...

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Condoms and Lube - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Condoms and Lube: Condoms provide an effective strategy to prevent HIV as they stop the passing of fluids from one partner to the other. Condoms are best...

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HIV Treatment - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

HIV Treatment: Thanks to antiretroviral HIV medication, known as treatment, a HIV positive person can live a long and healthy life.

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Having Children - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Having children: People with HIV who wish to have children may be concerned about transmitting HIV to their partner when trying to conceive, or to their...

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