Welcome, we are a group of people living with HIV in Western Australia, we acknowledge that each journey with HIV is unique and believe by working collaboratively together we will achieve better outcomes for our HIV communities in W.A.
History of our Beginning
In early 2017, members of the W.A. HIV community called for a peer-led HIV representative body to be formed. Peer-led means people living with HIV doing it for themselves.
POWA was incorporated on 9 May 2017 and is led by openly HIV+ Western Australians to advance the health and quality of life for all people with HIV in WA.
POWA is recognised by HIV communities in WA as the peak representative body for people with HIV in W.A. POWA is a full member of The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) which is the peak national HIV organisation in Australia.
POWA & NAPWHA have a united vision: a world where people with HIV live their lives to their full potential, in good health and free from discrimination.
POWA is by HIV+ people, for HIV+ people. We are volunteers and currently rely on memberships, grants and donations to operate.
Become a POWA member and/or volunteer – we welcome all people with HIV and their allies, just fill in our contact form below 🙂 .