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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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Links - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

The Australian Links page provides links to national organisations, state/territory-based HIV-related services and groups.

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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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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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Serosorting - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

When people practice Serosorting they are choosing a sexual partner who shares the same HIV status. An example of serosorting practice would see a HIV...

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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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HIV Australia - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

HIV Australia: You will find on this page commissioned articles, audio interviews and editorials on HIV, from both a local and global perspective.

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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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Monitoring Your Health - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Monitoring Your Health: Having regular health checks informs you about how well your treatments are working and give early warnings about changes in your..

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Mother-to-Child - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Mother to child transmission (also known as vertical transmission of HIV) is very rare in Australia. There are a number of ways to minimise the risk of

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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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