Welcome to Indaba HIV!
This website offers practical information and resources for women living with HIV in South Australia, and for their service providers.
Indaba recognises and celebrates all women living with HIV; women from every culture and religion, as well as same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse women. We also recognise that many women are impacted by the virus because they know or care for someone living with HIV.
Indaba: A term used in South African countries meaning gathering or meeting for the purpose of sorting out problems.
Indaba is a collaborative partnership established in 2015 by the HIV Women’s Health Program of Relationships Australia South Australia. Indaba includes representatives from HIV services, government agencies, settlement services, and individuals in the community as well as women living with HIV. The Indaba group gathers every three months to address issues that relate to the health and wellbeing of women living with HIV in South Australia.
Through these partnerships, Indaba seeks the meaningful involvement and participation of women living with HIV, with a focus on those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and aims to create support mechanisms to promote their health and wellbeing.
Indaba aims to achieve the goals of the South Australian HIV Implementation and Evaluation Plan 1http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/6933ca80436733069fe9dfc9302c1003/HIVImpPlan20152016-CDCB-20150812.pdf and the Seventh National HIV Strategy 2http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/8E87E65EEF535B02CA257BF0001A4EB6/$File/HIV-Strategy2014-v3.pdf:
- work towards achieving the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in Australia by 2020
- reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by HIV
- minimise the personal and social impact of HIV.
PEACE Multicultural Services is provided by Relationships Australia South Australia Ltd, SA Health has contributed funds towards this program
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