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 (PLHIV).
In response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Living Positive Victoria was created as a safe place to provide support and advocate for those living with virus. The demand for services increased over the years and the organisation has now grown to a team of 16 individuals providing workshops, peer support and activities that increase the psychological, emotional and social wellbeing of those living with, or affected by HIV. Living Positive Victoria also works closely in partnership with a range of HIV sector and other organisations to deliver a comprehensive and coordinated response to the needs of PLHIV in Victoria, nationally and internationally.
Living Positive Victoria’s services reach a member base of more than 1600 individuals, their partners and family members and their families across all races, ethnicities, genders, ages and sexual identities.
Living Positive Victoria is an Australian, incorporated association and registered Australian Charity for taxation purposes.
Dignity – we are proud of who we are, where we have come from, and the path we are leading.
Innovation – we are agile in our responsiveness to the needs of our community, effecting change from within.
Respect – we respect and support our members’ autonomy over their individual life-decisions and experiences.
Diversity – we support, and in turn are strengthened by, our community’s diversity and their confidence to express it in all aspects of life.
Living Positive Victoria shares the vision of the National Association of People with HIV Australia of a world where people living with HIV live their lives to their full potential, in good health and free from discrimination.
To enable and empower all people affected by and living with HIV in Victoria to be part of the response that seeks an end to the HIV epidemic.
Membership of Living Positive Victoria is FREE and is open to any person in VIC/TAS living with HIV, family members, health care workers, friends and supporters.
Living Positive Victoria works to provide programs and services for people living with HIV that go towards improved health education and awareness, building resilience, community connectivity, capacity building and peer-to-peer support.
With a one-off donation or regular recurring donations, your support will make a difference to the quality of life of people living with HIV and help us address the psychological and physical health barriers that alter the ability of people living with HIV to live the best life they can.