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New Research: Gay men using HIV self-testing follow up results

New Research: Gay men using HIV self-testing follow up results




A new study in the USA has found that gay men who use self-administered rapid HIV tests follow up positive results with confirmatory testing. When self administered testing was introduced one of the main concerns was people would not take the next step in the treatment process. Encouraging people who are at risk of acquiring […]

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The final STYLEAID launched at fabulous cocktail party




The final outing of HIV/AIDS Fashion fundraiser STYLEAID has been launched at with a fabulous cocktail party for sponsors and supporters. Invited guest sipped champagne and indulged in delightful canapes at Crown’s La Vie Champagne Bar. This year’s delivery of the long-running fashion event which raises money for the WA AIDS Council has been announced […]

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Major breakthrough: Britain reports huge fall in HIV rates

Major breakthrough: Britain reports huge fall in HIV rates




New data in the United Kingdom shows that they number of new diagnoses of HIV among gay and bisexual men has dropped dramatically. Britain’s public health experts say a 32% drop in new diagnoses is the most significant downturn in the figures since the AIDS crisis began. Targeting those at greatest risk and encouraging regular testing, the […]

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Christian Democrat Rev Dr David Kim concerned after receiving death threats

Christian Democrat Rev Dr David Kim concerned after receiving death threats




The Reverend Dr David Kim, an aspiring politician in the Australian Capital Territory, has raised concern after political signs advertising his opposition to the Safe Schools Coalition were vandalised. Rev Dr Kim, who has previously ran for office as a representative of Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party, alerted police after the majority of signs he […]

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The future of HIV leadership in Western Australia

The future of HIV leadership in Western Australia




Ren Adams is an openly HIV positive gay man who is the founding Chair of the new Positive Organisation Western Australia (POWA). Living with HIV for 16 years, with an array of skills including strategic communications, Government, and consultancy work, and having recently completed a retreat with the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI), Ren is […]

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Zoe Saldana stars in Sia’s new charity single for HIV research

Zoe Saldana stars in Sia’s new charity single for HIV research




Actress Zoe Saldana stars in a new music  video for Sia, which raises funds for HIV research. All proceeds from views of the track today will be donated to the Abzyme Research Foundation to help fund trials for the new e-vaccine that show promise to prevent HIV. The single is part of the #endHIV campaign. […]

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Malaysian NGO blames gay and transgender people for HIV/AIDS rise

Malaysian NGO blames gay and transgender people for HIV/AIDS rise




A Malaysian non-government organisation has thrown their support behind the country’s health department’s controversial video competition. LGBT rights activists were astounded when the country’s health department launched a competition offering cash prizes for people to make videos that discourage being gay or transgender.  Activist argue that the competition will encourage discrimination and stigma against LGBT […]

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New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info




A new national project that brings an innovative, digital approach to health promotion for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men about sexual health and well-being went live recently. Propelled by decades of experience and the power of community connection, Emen8 is a fresh and innovative digital resource for men where information […]

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French AIDS activism film ‘120 BPM’ receives high praise at Cannes

French AIDS activism film ‘120 BPM’ receives high praise at Cannes




A new French film that chronicles thew work of LGBT activists at the height of the AIDS crisis generated high praise at the Cannes Film Festival. 120 BPM is a new film from writer-director Robin Campillo, who previously directed the film Eastern Boys.  The movie has been given positive reviews by Vanity Fair and industry bible […]

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AIDS Candlelight memorial focuses on hope of a HIV free future




Perth’s candlelight memorial for people affected by HIV/AIDS had it’s biggest turn out in many years, and despite pouring rain, a clear message about the respecting the past, and building upon decades of work was heard. Crowds gathered at the AIDS Memorial at Robertson Park in North Perth for the annual event which saw speakers […]

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