AFAO leads the national effort to end HIV on behalf of its member organisations who represent the diverse communities most affected by HIV – people living with HIV, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Our close connections with our communities provides us with rapid intelligence on changes in Australia’s HIV epidemic, allowing us to mobilise and respond quickly and to act as a trusted communication channel to government, research and clinical partners.
AFAO is committed to and delivers capacity building activities for the staff and volunteers of AFAO’s member organisations and partners in the HIV response. AFAO supports its members by leading the national conversation on HIV and planning responses as new issues and evidence emerges. We work in partnership with clinicians and researchers to communicate and advocate for our communities’ interests.
AFAO’s capacity building work includes a suite of recurring and one-off activities This includes a biennial national conference for HIV educators, twice yearly members meetings, training workshops and national forums on key issues and policy areas in the Australian HIV response.