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Men, Women, Children, Partners, Families. You are not alone.
Straight Arrows is a not for profit organisation governed by and for heterosexual people living with HIV and is Victoria lead agency for heterosexuality and HIV.
We offer peer support, information, advocacy, health promotion and referrals for HIV positive heterosexual men, women, their partners and families. In recognition of our members' diverse needs, we provide a safe and comfortable environment that is completely confidential.
For more information about Straight Arrows, you can contact us on
For support, please email us at
'My Journey' Kit
Women living with HIV are hidden in society and hidden within the HIV community. Living with a secret has far reaching effects on the lives of women living with HIV.
Positive Women Victoria is creating a 'My Journey' Kit that will be filled with the knowledge, experience and tips of women living with HIV from diagnosis to the end of our lives and all the challenges that it brings.
The kit will be a collective voice of the lived experiences of HIV positive women that will help support, nurture and be a part of the healing process for other women.
These experiences will be gathered together in a beautifully presented kit that will be used as a resource for other positive women along their journey in life and as an educational tool for the services we access.
We are looking for women who want to share their personal experiences of what it’s like being a woman living with HIV.
Share what you've been through with others by filling in our questionnaire.
No names will be taken. Names won't be used in the kit, just YOUR WORDS.
By participating in this questionnaire you are giving permission for Positive Women Victoria to:
- use the information from the questionnaire in the kit.
- to edit your information for the purpose of the kit while keeping its original intent.
- to store and use your information as resource materials in the future
If you want to be a part of the 'My Journey' Kit, go online and have your say at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyJourney
The Stigma Audit
A survey about HIV stigma in Australia
An end to stigma
The stigma of HIV is something we can live without.
We want to hear from all sorts of people about what it means to be positive.When you have a spare 20mins, log on to
and complete the online survey
This research is is being conducted of NAPWA
60 Minutes story
What a wonderful way to raise the profile of Positive Women in Australia. Thank you to Susan, Deanna, Michelle, Sarah and the other women who participated for helping to bring this to the eyes of the general community. Well done ladies.
We thought we had it all under control. But the infection rate of HIV has shot up again, and it's now straight women who are among the most vulnerable.
Abacavir linked to heart disease, stroke, tenofovir to heart failure, in large US study
Published: 06 May 2011
A large study of US patients with HIV has concluded that people taking abacavir had an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, but also found a modestly increased risk of heart failure in people taking tenofovir.
The study, which analysed patient data from the Veterans Administration Clinical Case Registry, was published this month in the journal AIDS.
What's new in the World of HIV
Daily Dose of HIV Drug Reduces Risk of HIV Infection
UNAIDS Report Finds New HIV Infections Dropped by 20% Over 10 Years, Deaths From AIDS-Related Illness Dropped by 20% Over 5 Years
"The fight with HIV, Hepatitis Viruses, Tuberculosis and Resistant Organisms - new battles, new strategies"
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is running a Public Lecture on 7 June 2011 from 5.45 - 7.30 PM. The focus of this lecture is "The fight with HIV, Hepatitis Viruses, Tuberculosis and Resistant Organisms - new battles, new strategies"
We would like to invite you to this free event.
Please note: Reservations are essential, please phone 03 9345 2555 or register online at