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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’s & NAPWHA’s vision are united: A world where people with HIV live their lives to their full potential, in good health and free from discrimination.

Who is currently on the POWA Board

To help you get started with POWA engagement we have compiled some

Frequently asked questions & answers.

Welcome again and thank you in advance for you effort and collaboration with us 🙂 .