Peer Support

At Positive Women Victoria, we believe women have the right to achieve their goals and live vibrant and happy lives. Peer support is part of our strategy to provide counsel, knowledge and care to help women living with HIV meet their social, emotional and practical goals.

Women are matched with a peer who has faced similar challenges, who will provide assistance during her HIV journey. Confidential individual, group, face-to-face and remote peer support is available to all PWV members.

Contacting Peer Support

You can email Peer Support at anytime (peersupport2@positivewomen.org.au) or call  03 9863 8747 Tues, Weds, Thur, Fri from 9am - 5pm.

PHOENIX for women

Together with Living Positive Victoria and Straight Arrows Inc., Positive Women has developed a specific workshop for women who have recently been diagnosed. The next two day workshop is on May 18th and 19th. For further details or to register, email: healthpromotion@positivewomen.org.au or call (03) 9683 8747.


Phoenix is for women who have been recently diagnosed or who have been living with HIV for some time and are ready to connect in a safe and confidential environment. Meet other women living with HIV and receive the latest information from the healthcare profession on treatment, relationships, disclosure and wellbeing.

“What a confidence booster – I didn’t think I needed this but I was so wrong”

“Meeting and talking with others in the same situation makes all the difference”

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Childcare is available and financial assistance for long distance travel can be arranged.