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Remembering music producer David Cole

Remembering music producer David Cole




Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of music producer David Cole. Alongside producer Robert Clivillés, Cole wrote, produced and remixed a stream of hits for artists including Mariah Carey, Martha Wash, Taylor Dayne, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam and New Kids on the Block. The duo first got […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos event shut down at University of California

Milo Yiannopoulos event shut down at University of California




An event at the University of California’s Davis campus has been cancelled as a result students protesting the appearance of controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Yiannopoulos, who secured a book deal with the with publisher Simon & Schuster late last year, has made a name for himself with his incendiary opinions and has recently ridiculed transgender […]

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So Loquacious: Matthew Bacon discusses safe sex, HIV and men’s health

So Loquacious: Matthew Bacon discusses safe sex, HIV and men’s health




Matthew Bacon from the WA AIDS Council is the latest guest on our So Loquacious podcast. As the newly appointed Gay Men’s Outreach Officer, Matthew works with different sections of the community to increase awareness about HIV and promote a holistic approach to health and positive discussions about sexuality. Matthew joins Leigh Hill and Graeme Watson for […]

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Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start

Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start




Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment has made a major difference to the number of people contracting HIV in developed countries. Currently people can take a daily pill, usually the brand medication Truvada, and protect themselves from acquiring the virus. The medication has been shown to have a 99% effectiveness rate in stopping the virus from being […]

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A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education

A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education




“In the last 10 years, we’ve known we’re not dying. Does the community know we’re not dying?” As World AIDS Day was marked around the world for another year, the LGBTI and wider communities are called to look at the great strides and great losses the world has seen with regards to HIV and AIDS. […]

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Why hasn’t there been a PrEP trial in Western Australia?

Why hasn’t there been a PrEP trial in Western Australia?




On World AIDS Day, Askanka Gunasekera, Chair of the WA AIDS Council, congratulated on South Australia on their recent announcement that they would hold a trial into PrEP treatment. “This leaves Western Australia as the only major jurisdiction in Australia that has not made such arrangements. A proposal has been with the Minister for Health, […]

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UK ready to roll out PrEP trial

UK ready to roll out PrEP trial




The United Kingdom will launch a PrEP trial that will allow 10,000 people to access game-changing HIV preventative medication. Britain’s National Health Service had ruled out offering PrEP treatment to help stop the transmission of HIV, but subsequently lost a court battle over the decision. The new £10 million trial with see 10,000 people being […]

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Whoopi Goldberg honoured for her HIV advocacy

Whoopi Goldberg honoured for her HIV advocacy




Talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has been honoured for her decades of activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Goldberg was brought to tears when he co-hosts on the talk show The View surprised her with the presentation of the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award. The cast of the show played a video which included messages of […]

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South Australian government announce PrEP trial

South Australian government announce PrEP trial




The South Australian government have announced that their state will be trialling PrEP therapy for those at high risk of contracting HIV. Eligible South Australians who are not living with HIV, but are considered to be high risk, may be prescribed  pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication Truvada – a daily oral medication to prevent the contraction […]

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WA AIDS Council host free Pride film screening for World AIDS Day

WA AIDS Council host free Pride film screening for World AIDS Day




The WA AIDS Council will be hosting a free screening of Matthew Warchus’ 2014 film Pride in the Northbridge Piazza tomorrow evening at 6pm. The event is held the evening before December 1, which marks World AIDS Day across the globe. WAAC are inviting guests to come together and enjoy the screening in the open air with […]

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