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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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Strategic Positioning - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Strategic positioning is how two men (one being HIV negative and the other being HIV positive) position themselves sexually to reduce the risk of passing...

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Travel and Migration - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

HIV, Travel and Migration: Many countries, including Australia, impose travel or migration restrictions on people living with HIV.

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PrEP - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

HIV Prevention: PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is the use of anti-HIV medications by HIV-negative people to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV

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Australia - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

HIV notifications newly diagnosed in Australia has remained stable for the past four years, with 1,065 notifications in 2012, 1,030 in 2013, 1,082 in 2014..

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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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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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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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Treatment as Prevention - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Treatment as Prevention: When people living with HIV use antiretroviral medication to dramatically reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to their...

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PEP - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis) is a 4-week course of anti-HIV medication that is shown to be effective in preventing HIV infection if started within 72 hours

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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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