Positively Women: Creating Change Through Art

The Positively Women website is the result of a six week long workshop with ten women participants, which the website describes as:

Positively Women is a community-based arts research study that is exploring what it means to be a woman living with HIV in Australia. The team is also examining how art can influence health and effect change, both for women and for those who view their artwork. To do this, the project has two stages. In the first stage, works of art were created by 10 women living with HIV in Australia through a 4-week virtual workshop in November 2020. This involved a range of activities such as drawing, painting, meditation, gentle movement, and storytelling. In the second stage, the team is exhibiting women’s art for mainstream society and assessing its impacts on knowledge and attitudes toward women and HIV.


New Resources for PLHIV: options and guidelines for breastfeeding

There have been two important documents released this week, with new research and updated guidelines for PLHIV who are considering breastfeeding.

The first is the rather long-titled The Optimal Scenario & Context of Care: ASHM Guidance for Healthcare Providers regarding Infant Feeding Options for People Living with HIV with highlights from Breastfeeding and Women Living with HIV in Australia [web site download link];

The second is from NAPWHA and Positive Women Victoria and titled Breastfeeding for women living with HIV in Australia [web site download link]