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Living Positive Victoria welcomes Beau Newham to the role of Peer Navigator.

In this role, Beau will join our Peer Navigation team to provide peer support to people newly diagnosed with HIV, working in close collaboration with our partner HIV clinics.

Living Positive Victoria Peer Support Manager, Sara Graham, welcomes Beau to the role by saying, “Peer Support has become central to what we do at Living Positive Victoria. For many of our clients and members, Peer Navigators are the first people they have met who are living with HIV, and they pave the way for people to participate more broadly in our programs and services. Our Peer Navigators work with clients, sharing their experience as people who are living well with HIV, supporting them through the early stages post diagnosis and equipping them with the tools to manage their health and achieve optimal wellbeing. Beau brings a wealth of previous experience in peer led roles, with extensive experience both in Australia and Southeast Asia. He has a unique set of skills to bring to our clients we are very excited that he is joining our team.”

Upon joining the team at LPV, Beau brings the experiences of working alongside HIV positive communities in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. Over the last 7 years, Beau has seen first-hand the devastating impact HIV continues to have on our neighbouring countries, and communities at the margins. At the same time, seen the profound change made possible by people living with HIV coming together to support each other and advocate for PLHIV centred HIV responses.

Beau say that in this new role he “looks forward to engaging with, learning from and working for the diverse communities of people living with HIV in Victoria and to joining a longstanding history of a community led response to HIV.”

Learn more about seeking one-on-one support through our Peer Navigator Program.