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Who we are

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response.

We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia's policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

AFAO's Strategic Directions 2011 - 2017 (PDF) outlines AFAO's focus, areas of work, and governance structures.

AFAO Annual Report 2014-15 (PDF) details recent activities of AFAO and our members.

AFAO Rules of Incorporation (constitution) (PDF)

AFAO Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsorship Policy (PDF)

Internationally we contribute to the development of effective policy and programmatic responses to HIV/AIDS at the global level, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

Our funding is chiefly from the Commonwealth Department of Health and, up to December 2015, from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (under the Australian Aid program - formerly AusAID).


Our vision

Working together to defeat HIV and new HIV infections in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.


Our members

AFAO's membership is comprised of the national organisations leading priority communities on HIV issues at a national level, the State/Territory AIDS Councils, and a growing group of Affiliated Organisations.

Our current members are:

  • the National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA)
  • Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA)
  • the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
  • Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association
  • the seven State/Territory AIDS Councils and former AIDS Councils
  • affiliates - Positive Life NSW, the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.

Community partners in Australia's HIV response

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Map listing of Australian HIV organisations 


This page was published on 12 January, 2011

This page was reviewed on 14 March 2016