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Tue, Feb 21 2012
HIV Futures Seven survey extended -

The deadline for the HIV Futures Seven survey has been extended to 1 April 2012. Take this opportunity to contribute and have the experiences of people with bleeding disorders and HIV included in the national study!

Fri, Oct 28 2011
HIV Futures Seven survey –

The HIV Futures Seven survey will be run between October 2011 and 15 January 2012. Futures is a national anonymous survey on the experiences of people living with HIV in Australia, including their health, treatments, social life, work and financial situation. It is an opportunity for people with bleeding disorders and HIV to give data on their particular experience for a national evidence-based study.

The survey results are provided to PLHIV, community organisations, service providers, doctors and government. The survey is being conducted by the Living with HIV program at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Hardcopy survey booklets are available from HIV organisations, in some Haemophilia Centres and from HFA. The survey can also be filled out online

More information:
HIV Futures – Living With HIV Program
T: (freecall) 1800 064 398 or

Mon, Dec 13 2010
Tracking Changes study
The Tracking Changes study is a new project on the experiences of HIV positive people when they start or change antiretroviral treatments. It involves an approximately 15-minute online survey for people who are taking HIV medications and interviews with doctors who prescribe the medications. The aim of this study is to get current feedback from people and their doctors about experiences with starting or changing the medications, so that this experience can be improved in the future. The study is being carried out by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University.

For more information:

Wed, Mar 10 2010
Futures 6 Report

The report from the HIV Futures 6 Survey is now available for downloading at:

The HIV Futures 6 survey was completed by 1106 HIV positive Australians from all states and territories, including some people with bleeding disorders. It considered many aspects of people’s lives, including their health and treatments, services they used, their social world, home, work and financial situation.

Thanks to those who completed the survey and state/territory Haemophilia Foundations and Haemophilia Social Workers and Counsellors who supported the survey process.

Mon, Jan 4 2010
Barometer Survey

An online survey has been established in Australia to examine the stigma and discrimination experienced by people affected by HIV. The Barometer Survey, a joint project of the National Centre in HIV Social Research (NCHSR) and Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), asks questions about experiences and attitudes towards HIV and can be completed both by people with HIV and those who are not positive.

More information -

Fri, Dec 11 2009
US HIV travel ban to be lifted

On 30 October 2009 United States President Obama confirmed that the 22-year ban on travel to USA by people with HIV would be lifted early in 2010. Because of this restriction, no major international AIDS conference or international Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia has been held in the US since 1990.

HFA will review and confirm the new administrative procedures for entering the US for an HIV positive person with a bleeding disorder once the ban has been lifted.

More information - National Haemophilia, Dec 2009 [PDF,95KB]

Thu, Feb 12 2009
Treataware update

Treataware is the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) campaign to provide the latest HIV treatment information for the community. The Treataware 1800 phone line has been discontinued. The other services – the website , which includes the HIV clinical trials database, and the free booklet Getting the Best HIV Care – will continue to be available.

Last Updated: 21st Feb 12