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DaBaby issues a new apology as he’s dropped from festivals

DaBaby issues a new apology as he’s dropped from festivals

Rapper DaBaby has issued a fresh apology for comments he made about people living with HIV. The rapper faced a backlash online after he made comments about AIDS during his performance at a music festival in Miami, and shortly afterwards released a violent music video. At his show the musician invited people to turn on […]

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Rapper DaBaby releases video addressing AIDS comments controversy

Rapper DaBaby releases video addressing AIDS comments controversy

American rapper DaBaby has doubled down on the recent controversy over his comments about HIV, releasing a new video which sees him hold a sign reading “AIDS” before shooting two men standing beside him. The clip is for his latest track Giving What It’s Supposed To Give and it sees the musician appearing in court, being arrested […]

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On This Gay Day: The acronym AIDS is proposed in Washington

The acronym AIDS is first proposed in 1982 On this day in 1982 the acronym AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is first proposed at a meeting in Washington. The meeting brought together leaders of the LGBT+ communities, health experts and people from the US Centre for Disease Control who agreed that the term GRID (Gay […]

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Australian HIV projects receive major funding boost from international grant

Australian HIV projects receive major funding boost from international grant

Gilead Sciences Australia New Zealand today announced the Australian recipients of the Gilead Getting to Zero Grant Program 2021, a global initiative supporting projects aimed at getting to zero new HIV infections. The first Australian Grant recipient is a new project by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) in partnership with the Anwernekenhe National […]

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On This Gay Day: The first report about AIDS is published

On This Gay Day: The first report about HIV/AIDS was published in 1981 It’s often reported that the first information about what would later be identified as HIV/AIDS was when on 5 June 1981 the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention published a notice about gay men who had died rare, and usually curable […]

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NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

New South Wales Labor MP Penny Sharpe has resigned from her position on the front-bench over the party’s support for mandatory blood testing laws. In a letter to Labor leader Jodi McKay, Sharpe resigned as a the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and from her positions as the Shadow Minister for […]

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Perth AIDS Candlelight Vigil will take place on Sunday 16th May

Perth AIDS Candlelight Vigil will take place on Sunday 16th May

The annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial will take place on Sunday 16th May 2021. Everyone is invited to join the important international event which provides a moment to remember all the people we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS over the decades, and the ongoing fight to eradicate the virus. It is an opportunity to honour those who dedicated […]

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IAS President Adeeba Kamarulzaman appointed to WHO Science Council

IAS President Adeeba Kamarulzaman appointed to WHO Science Council

The International AIDS Society (AIS) has welcomed the appointment of its President, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, to the newly formed World Health Organization (WHO) Science Council. The Science Council will advise WHO on high-priority scientific issues that could have a direct impact on global health. “Science must be at the heart of everything we do as global […]

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On This Gay Day: Tom Hanks won an Oscar for AIDS drama ‘Philadelphia’

In 1994 Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his role in Philadelphia On this day in 1994 Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Andrew Beckett, a lawyer who faces discrimination when his colleagues discover he his gay and living with HIV. Hanks was up against some […]

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On This Gay Day: In 1994 author Randy Shilts passed away

Author Randy Shilts was known as the first openly gay journalist Randy Shilts died on this day in 1994, the author is best known for his 1987 book And The Band Played On which documented the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Shilts studied journalism and the University of Oregon and came out while he working on […]

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