Darren Vernede

HIV Positive Representative

Darren acquired HIV and hepatitis C in the early 1980s through blood products. Darren is married with 3 children and he has served on the Haemophilia Foundation of WA for 12 years during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and represented WA in national forums. Darren was involved in several successful campaigns to gain better treatments for people living with HIV and Heamophilia. He has a Medical Technology Certificate IV (TAFE) and a degree in Mediation from Curtin University. He has just written and published a book based on his life story and dealing with HIV and Hep C and is currently working as an executive coach and motivational speaker. Darren has served on the Board since 2010.

Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.