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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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Melbourne man on PrEP treatment seroconverts and becomes HIV positive

Melbourne man on PrEP treatment seroconverts and becomes HIV positive




A Melbourne man taking part in a PrEP trial has seroconverted and become HIV positive. The Victorian AIDS Council has responded to the news highlighting that there are two ways a person on PrEP treatment could become HIV positive. Firstly, if a person is not adherent to their PrEP regimen (taking the prescribed dose regularly) […]

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How To Have Sex in an Epidemic: 34 Years of Safe Sex

How To Have Sex in an Epidemic: 34 Years of Safe Sex




34 years ago the first safe sex booklet, “How to Have Sex in an Epidemic: One Approach”, was produced and 5000 copies of the forty-page booklet disseminated through New York City in response to the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. The authors, Richard Berkowitz and Michael Callen, were both living with AIDS (they were also […]

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OPINION | Let’s Internalise Love: On not rejecting HIV+ guys

OPINION | Let’s Internalise Love: On not rejecting HIV+ guys




The recent backlash against Charlie Tredway, the newly crowned Mr. Gay New Zealand, over his positive HIV status and sexual practices highlight the continual need to discuss HIV stigma. Despite his negotiations of condomless anal sex with partner/s (and despite his openness about his HIV positive undetectable status), Tredway has faced bullying from commentators who […]

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Women’s experiences of HIV sought for new theatrical work




Theatre maker Gavin Roach has been behind some much loved theatrical shows in recent years. Most recently the appeared at The Blue Room during Fringe World with Measure of Man. His previous success include Confessions of a Grindr Addict and I Can’t Say the F Word. Now Gavin and collaborator Dirk Hoult are working on a new creative endevour We Were […]

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Bibliophile | J. C. Burke tackles ’90s HIV stigma in new young adult novel




The Things We Promise by J. C. Burke Allen & Unwin Year 11 student Gemma is counting down to the school formal. It’s the early 1990s when obsessions included Jane Fonda workout videos, Pretty Woman, Jump Street and Moonlighting. It was also a time when there was a huge amount of panic about a new […]

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Former CDP candidate says “LGBTI AIDS” patients should pay for treatment




Reverend Dr David Kim believes that LGBTI patients being treated for AIDS-related illness should pay for their own treatment at public hospitals. Rev Dr Kim, who ran for Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party in the recent ACT elections, commented on Facebook that he believes “The LGBTI patients of AIDS should not be freely treated at […]

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So Loquacious: Nic Holas chats about HIV activism, fringe festivals and hotels

So Loquacious: Nic Holas chats about HIV activism, fringe festivals and hotels




Activist Nic Holas, founder of The Institute of Many, and outspoken advocate for HIV awareness joins us on the latest edition of the So Loquacious podcast. Nic joins Graeme Watson and Leigh Hill in the studio for a wide ranging discussion covering HIV activism, PrEP treatment, fringe performances and celebrity encounters.   So Loquacious is OUTinPerth’s […]

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Western Australian PrEP trial approved

Western Australian PrEP trial approved




Western Australians will gain access to PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) through a trial being coordinated by the WA AIDS Council and M Clinic. Health Minister John Day has signed off on a trial that will include 2000 participants and will commence operating in the second half of 2017. The trial will be a partnership between the […]

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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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