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Stay up to date with PrEP: Register your interest

Stay up to date with PrEP: Register your interest




The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have established a new mailing list to keep you informed on the upcoming changes to PrEP access on the west coast. With our state’s first PrEP trial expected to begin in the second half of this year, WAAC are offering a new service to ensure those who are interested in accessing PrEP […]

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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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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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