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Scientists report rare case of a girl no longer having HIV

Scientists report rare case of a girl no longer having HIV




A rare case of a person being diagnosed with HIV and now no longer having the virus has been reported at the World AIDS Conference in Paris. A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV […]

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Study: HIV positive men with undetectable viral load won’t transmit virus

Study: HIV positive men with undetectable viral load won’t transmit virus




  A major Australian based study into HIV has revealed that HIV positive men with an undetectable viral load will not transmit the virus to their partners. The results of the study have major implications for couples where one partner is HIV positive and the other is not, and in breaking down the high level […]

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David Kernohan appointed CEO of the WA AIDS Council

David Kernohan appointed CEO of the WA AIDS Council




The WA AIDS Council have announced David Kernohan will join the organisation as their new Chief Executive. Kernohan has held senior executive roles in the not-for-profit sector in Western Australia for over 20 years, most recently as CEO of the Mental Health Law Centre (WA). The chair of the WA AIDS Council, Asanka Gunasekera, said […]

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England and Scotland reduce waiting time for gay men to donate blood

England and Scotland reduce waiting time for gay men to donate blood




The UK government has announced major changes to its rules over who can donate blood. Under the new procedures gay men  in England and Scotland will only have to abstain from sex for three months, previously they had to wait a full year before being able to donate blood. Sex workers will also be allowed […]

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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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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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