Project partners

People liv­ing with a blood-borne vir­us — HIV, hep­at­it­is B or hep­at­it­is C — face sys­tem­ic bar­ri­ers and stigma and dis­crim­in­a­tion when access­ing the health sys­tem. It is every­body’s busi­ness to work togeth­er Remov­ing Bar­ri­ers and stigma and dis­crim­in­a­tion across the health systems.

On this site you will find evid­ence of the stigma and dis­crim­in­a­tion exper­i­enced by people with blood-borne vir­uses, you will learn how this affects their health and treat­ment options, and you can find out how you can make a dif­fer­ence in your health care set­ting by help­ing to identi­fy and chal­lenge atti­tudes and beha­viours  that lead to stigma and discrimination.


Part­ner agen­cies are lis­ted below.

Collaborating Health Services

Implementation Partners

Community Partners

  • ACON Here for Health

    ACON is here for HIV pre­ven­tion, HIV sup­port and les­bi­an, gay, bisexu­al, trans­gender and inter­sex (LGBTI) health.

  • Aus­trali­an Fed­er­a­tion of AIDS Organisations

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

  • The Aus­trali­an Inject­ing & Illi­cit Drug Users League (AIVL)

    AIVL is the nation­al organ­isa­tion rep­res­ent­ing people who use/have used illi­cit drugs and is the peak body for the state and ter­rit­ory peer-based drug user organisations

  • Hep­at­it­is Australia

    Hep­at­it­is Aus­tralia works to improve health and social out­comes for all Aus­trali­ans who are at risk of, or liv­ing with hep­at­it­is B or hep­at­it­is C. Pays par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to those groups which are at high­er risk of infec­tion or have a dis­pro­por­tion­ate bur­den of chron­ic disease.

  • The Nation­al Asso­ci­ation of People with HIV Aus­tralia (NAPWHA)

    NAPWHA provides advocacy, policy, health pro­mo­tion, effect­ive rep­res­ent­a­tion, and out­reach on a nation­al level.

  • Scar­let Alliance

    Scar­let Alli­ance, Aus­trali­an Sex Work­ers Asso­ci­ation, through object­ives, policies and pro­grams, aims to achieve equal­ity, social, leg­al, polit­ic­al, cul­tur­al and eco­nom­ic justice for past and present work­ers in the sex industry

Research & Communication Partners

  • ACCESS (Bur­net Insti­tute and Kirby Institute)

    ACCESS con­trib­utes to nation­al and state spe­cif­ic site reports by describ­ing how many indi­vidu­als were tested, the char­ac­ter­ist­ics of these indi­vidu­als and the pro­por­tion who test positive

  • Centre for Social Research in Health

    The Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) is a spe­cial­ist research centre based in UNSW Arts and Social Sciences