We have three key strategic goals:
- Excellent health promotion programs and services that inform and enable wellbeing
- Effective advocacy that enables and empowers individual and community participation
- A model community organisation that has sustainable development and excellence in governance and operations
In early 2017, members of the WA HIV community called for a peer-led HIV representative body to be formed.
POWA was incorporated on 9 May 2017 and is led by openly HIV+ Western Australians to advance the health, welfare and lives of all people with HIV in WA.
POWA is taking steps to being recognised by the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) as the peak peer-led HIV organisation in WA.
POWA shares the vision of NAPWHA: of 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 rely on memberships, grants and donations to operate.
You can become a POWA member and/or volunteer - just send us a message for more information.