What this survey is about

By 2020 approximately 5,000 Australian people living with HIV will be aged 65+ and eligible to apply for Aged Care services. A further 7,700 will be eligible over the next 10 years. We want to ensure people living with HIV have the opportunity to have a safe, healthy and dignified old age, and to receive the support services they need, when and where they need them.

By participating in this survey you will contribute to an evidence base that documents:
-          the current and future Aged Care support needs of older Australian people living with HIV
-          whether there are people living with HIV who need Aged Care services but are ineligible
-          where and how Aged Care services and information should be provided.        

Who should respond to this survey?
-          People living with HIV
-          Partners, friends, family members and carers of people living with HIV
-          HIV service providers who care for people living with HIV
-          Aged Care service providers who have clients with HIV

About the Survey - The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete or maybe longer, if you have a lot to tell us. Please provide as much detailed information as you feel able. The survey is anonymous, and your information will be treated in confidence and no identifying information will be collected or reported.  According to the Human Research Ethics Committees - Quality Improvement and Ethics Review: A Practice Guide for NSW, the survey is a quality improvement or quality assurance  activity not requiring independent ethics review.

If you are having difficulty completing the survey, we can help. We recommend you complete the survey on a computer rather than a mobile device. If you need help completing the survey, please give us a call and a Positive Life staff member will provide help either over the phone, in the office, or we will come to you (if practical).

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact:
Lance Feeney
Phone: (02) 9206 2177
Email: lancef@positivelife.org.au

This survey will be open from 17 May to 31 July 2019.