Positive Speakers Bureau

Senior Voices Project

The Senior Voices Project addresses the challenging issues of HIV and ageing. The project educates aged care providers and their staff on the needs of senior people living with HIV and strengthens the resilience of senior people living with HIV.

We have recruited a team of committed and passionate HIV positive speakers (50 years and older) from across the Victorian community. The speakers are professionally trained and are highly articulate. Through their narratives they break down stereotypes, challenge the myths that still surround HIV and ensure the inclusion and increase the visibility of older people living with HIV.

Positive Caring Handbook

The Positive Caring Handbook is a resource developed as a joint project of Living Positive Victoria and the Royal District Nursing Service Limited (RDNS). Since 1985, RDNS has provided care and support to PLHIV, their carers, partners, friends, and families.

Positive Caring was written to provide information and resources for older people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their care team. This may include carers, care workers, health professionals, and family and friends. The handbook aims to answer common questions frequently asked by people caring PLHIV, and to provide clear and practical information. The information is applicable in any setting where older PLHIV require care including their home or residential care facilities.

You can download a copy of the handbook here

This handbook is copyright of Living Positive Victoria and the Royal District Nursing Service Limited. It may be reprinted and distributed in its entirety for non–commercial purposes without prior permission.

 

Fact Sheets

These 12 easy to read fact sheets have been adapted from the Positive Caring Handbook and provide a summary of issues you may encounter while either living with HIV, caring for someone living with HIV or sharing information with others to reduce stigma for people living with HIV.