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World Health Organisation renames Monkeypox, it’s now just Mpox

World Health Organisation renames Monkeypox, it’s now just Mpox

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that Monkeypox will now be known simply as MPox. Both the name Monkeypox and Mpox will be used simultaneously for the next 2 months, but after that they’ll only be referring to the virus that has quickly spread around the world using its new name. “When the outbreak […]

How one simple change could make a difference to HIV diagnoses

How one simple change could make a difference to HIV diagnoses

A simple change to how doctors’ approach sexual health checks could make a major difference in the fight against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections according to WAAC. In an opinion piece published at The West Australian on World AIDS Day, WAAC Ceo Lisa Dobrin and Chair Conrad Liveris put forward the case for making tests for […]

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Report finds most people living with HIV have a good quality of life

Report finds most people living with HIV have a good quality of life

To coincide with World AIDS Day, a major national survey of Australians living with HIV has revealed more than 70 per cent of people living with HIV report their health-related quality of life to be good. This is very close to the target set in the current National HIV Strategy of 75 per cent of […]

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World AIDS Day speeches show we still have lots to unlearn

World AIDS Day speeches show we still have lots to unlearn

Perth kicked off World AIDS Day with a breakfast in Yagan Square where three diverse speakers shared their experiences of being diagnosed and living with HIV. The speeches from Peach Ngamchaipisit, Travis Szolkowski and Rhys Ross, all team members at WAAC, showed that there is a wide range of experiences of living with HIV but […]

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WAAC will begin World AIDS Day with a community breakfast

WAAC will begin World AIDS Day with a community breakfast

A World AIDS Day event will be held in Perth tomorrow, with an all-day activation in Yagan Square organised by WAAC (formerly the WA AIDS Council). In celebration and acknowledgement of World AIDS Day – held annually on 1 December – the event will include a free community breakfast, all-day STI testing, health promotion and […]

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Mental Health sector and community shines at WA Mental Health Awards

Mental Health sector and community shines at WA Mental Health Awards

Excellence in Western Australia’s mental health sector was showcased and celebrated last night with the WA Mental Health Awards ceremony. The Awards, which are presented by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), commend the individuals, organisations, groups and projects for outstanding contributions to the state’s mental health sector and for benefitting the wellbeing […]

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Last chance to nominate for WA Women’s Hall of Fame 2023

Last chance to nominate for WA Women’s Hall of Fame 2023

As part of celebrations for the Centenary of Internationals Women’s Day and UN Women Perth, launched the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011. The Perth UN Women’s Chapter closed in 2012 however the Hall of Fame continued under the stewardship of the Collaboration of International Women’s Day until 2017, when the WA Women’s Hall […]

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Perth Frontrunners celebrate Pride with an outing along the Swan

Perth Frontrunners celebrate Pride with an outing along the Swan

The Perth Frontrunners attracted a huge group of participants for their special Pride Walk and Run along the banks of the Swan River. The group, who usually meet each Saturday morning for a walk and run in Kings Park, opted for a scenic stroll or jog from Matilda Bay to The Old Swan Brewery and […]

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Parents urged to talk teenagers about sexual health before Leavers Week

Parents urged to talk teenagers about sexual health before Leavers Week

The Department of Health is encouraging parents to talk with their teens about sex and relationships before Leavers’ Week, which runs from 21 November. Conversations leading up to Leavers can help young people feel prepared and less likely to engage in risky behaviours in the spur of the moment. “It’s important to talk about informed […]

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Basketballer Isaac Humphries comes out as gay in emotional video

Basketballer Isaac Humphries comes out as gay in emotional video

Basketballer Isaac Humphries, who currently plays for Melbourne United, has revealed that he is gay in an emotional video that sees him sharing the personal information with his teammates.  This report contains information about suicide ideation. “A few years ago, I fell into a very dark place, a very lonely place.” Humphries told his colleagues. […]

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