Positively Women – A research project using art to express what it means to be a woman living with HIV in Australia, and impacts of viewing these expressions

The Kirby Institute, in close partnership with Positive Life NSW and HIV community organisations across Australia, are thrilled to launch the Positively Women Project exhibition www.positivelywomenproject.com.au


Painted artwork by an Australian woman living with HIV Artwork by Shontaiya


The exhibition, which celebrates the lives of women living with HIV throughout Australia, highlights the strength and creativity of these women, depicting the joys and struggles of their daily lives including the stigma and discrimination they continue to face.

We are currently inviting people to visit the site and participate in a short survey. This research is being conducted to understand if viewing women's images and stories change understandings of and attitudes towards HIV.

If you would like further information about the project please contact the Chief Investigator Dr Allison Carter by emailing acarter@kirby.unsw.edu.au


In collaboration with: Positive Life SA, Femfatales, Positive Women Victoria, Living Positive Victoria, Meridian, Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council, Queensland Positive People, Positive Organisation Western Australia, Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, National Association of People with HIV Australia, Positive Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network.

Ethics Approval Number: HC200344