If you are a gay or bisexual man who lives in South Australia, we would like you to complete the Gay Community Periodic Survey. Taking part involves completing a 10-15 minute, anonymous questionnaire about your sexual practices, drug use and health service engagement. The findings are used to guide HIV and sexual health programs in South Australia.
Click the GCPS logo below (or click here) to visit the survey website, find out more and complete the questionnaire:
The survey is open to men who:
The online survey will be open for gay and bisexual men in South Australia during December 2014. Click here to go to the survey website.The Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey is conducted by the Centre for Social Research in Health in collaboration with the Kirby Institute (both based at UNSW Australia). The survey has been conducted since 1998, although this is the first year we have conducted recruitment online. The survey’s South Australian partners are Gay Men’s Health South Australia and Positive Life SA. The survey is sponsored by the South Australian Department of Health.
Are you a competent researcher? Can you pass on your research finding to others effectively? Can you engage people with the things you have learned? Are you able to work independently, yet still operate as a team member? If so, then you could be the person for this job.
Positive Life SA (PLSA) is seeking a highly motivated person to lead the provision of HIV treatments information, education and support activities to a diverse and widely spread HIV-positive community.
PLSA is a community driven organisation delivering health and wellbeing services and programs to the HIV positive community across South Australia. The organisation is committed to improving health outcomes for, and advocating for the rights of, people living with HIV (PLHIV).
Download the full Job description here.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted to the Executive Officer, Rob OBrien, no later than
5.00pm on 19 December 2014.
Email to: email@example.com or
Post to: PO Box 117 Black Forest SA 5035
Recently Vice president of PLSA Kath and Executive Officer Rob where interviewed by Radio Adelaide. The interview focus on the abolishment of funding for Womens HIV services and Programs in South Australia.
To listen to the interview, simply follow the link below.
Queensland Postive People (QPP) have released a short animation covering the Criminalisation of HIV.
To watch the clip, click the following link, otherwise try the following links...
Since the handing down of the Federal Budget on 13 May, many positive people have talked with us about their anxiety over the impact of the budget, particularly on their income security and cost of health care.
Myths abound, including the belief that all proposed Budget changes are about to happen any minute!!! PLSA has compiled the attached update which focuses on the issues most commonly raised by PLHIV, and clearly distinguishes:
1. changes that are imminent/definite
2. changes that MAY need legislation
3. changes that WILL need legislation
4. changes proposed for after the next Federal election – which may never happen!
The definite changes are already having a negative impact on PLHIV, particularly those with chronic/complex needs. For example, some of our participants are talking about stopping HIV treatment due to increased cost of scripts and healthcare more widely. However, the definite changes represent a very small proportion of the intent of the 2014 Budget. We have found it helpful to have a clear picture of this, to share with our participants. Feel free to make use of this update and provide us with any feedback. We’ll continue to keep it up-to-date as the parliamentary process occurs.
And … don’t forget, we continue to maintain up-to-date versions of the following PLSA Info Updates:
Let us know if you’d like the latest version of any of these and/or our forthcoming update on Advance Care Directives (once the process is finalised by SA Health).
Due to the closure of the Marleston Business Centre
Positive Life SA have recently changed our postal
The New Postal Address is...
Positive Life SA
PO Box 117
Blackforest SA 5037
For more info, please call 8293 3700.