The NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) is a governed, staffed and led by people with lived experience of drug use. We provide innovative harm reduction services for people in NSW who use drugs, as well as for those that advocate for improved service delivery and a more rational approach to drug use.
The peak drug user organisation in NSW, NUAA was formed in 1989 in the face of a growing HIV epidemic. A group of drug users, their friends, families and supporters established NUAA as an independent, user-driven community-based organisation.
Funded primarily by the NSW Health Department, NUAA provides education, practical support, information and advocacy to users of illicit drugs, their friends, and allies. NUAA has often led the way in developing innovative approaches to peer education and community development, and has contributed to Australia having one of the lowest HIV rates amongst injecting drug users in the world.
If you have any questions or concerns about the survey NUAA, please feel free to get in touch via our contact form.
My Health Record is a new initiative by the federal government to create an online summary of your health data. A range of groups and experts have raised serious concerns about privacy and security of the data. Everyone will get the chance to opt-out over a three month period from July 16 to October 15, you can opt out here. At this stage, NUAA recommends if you have concerns, to opt out. More more details, please read NUAA’s full statement or find more information here.
NUAA is organising a Peers and Consumers Forum on September 5-6 at the NSW Teachers federation in Surry Hills. The forum aims to celebrate the contribution of consumer and peer workers – either paid or voluntary – in New South Wales. Consumers and peers participate in a range of settings – AOD treatment services, needle and syringe programs, consumer groups – all are welcome to attend. You can find out more details at the forum site, and register online.
PLEASE NOTE: NUAA memberships expire on 30th June, 2018. To renew, please fill out our online form. You can pay your fee via the donate button at the top right-hand side or drop cash off to the NSP with your form, or apply to have the fee waived.