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On This Gay Day: The film ‘Philadelphia’ was released

Philadelphia was one of the first mainstream studio film to focus on HIV On this day in 1993 the film Philadelphia was screened for the first time, it was one of the first mainstream studio film to focus on the AIDS epidemic. Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Andrew Beckett, a […]

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USA approves first injectable PrEP treatment for HIV prevention

USA approves first injectable PrEP treatment for HIV prevention

The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has signed off on the first injectable PrEP treatment. Rather than needing to take a pill every day, people will now be able to protect themselves from HIV via a series of regular injections. The approved Apretude (cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension) for use in at-risk adults and adolescents for […]

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New study reveals how HIV copies itself in the body

New study reveals how HIV copies itself in the body

Forty years after the first cases of HIV were recognised, researchers continue to slowly learn more about the virus and how it operates within the human body. The latest research from the Ohio State University has shed light on how a small difference in the RNA sequence can allow the viral RNA to be packaged […]

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Panel confirms ‘quality of life’ as key focus for Australians living with HIV

Panel confirms ‘quality of life’ as key focus for Australians living with HIV

Quality of life should be a key measure in determining the success of treatment for people with HIV, according to participants in an expert panel discussion. The Livestream panel (Quality of life for People Living with HIV– Rediscovering what matters) was convened by ViiV Healthcare Australia and the National Association for People with HIV in […]

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WA’s Governor General marks World AIDS Day, saying regular testing is vital

WA’s Governor General marks World AIDS Day, saying regular testing is vital

Kim Beazley, the Governor of Western Australia, has marked World AIDS Day by delivering a speech at a breakfast event held in Yagan Square. WAAC, formerly known as the WA AIDS Council, hosted the gathering and the crowd heard speeches from dignitaries, politicians, health workers and people living with HIV. “Your message has always been […]

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Western Australia signs up to ambitious Paris targets for ending HIV

Western Australia signs up to ambitious Paris targets for ending HIV

Western Australia has made a significant commitment to push towards a community free of HIV by signing up to Fast-Track Cities global partnership initiative and its Paris Declaration, to track progress towards achieving UNAIDS 95-95-95, 2025 targets to end AIDS by 2030. The WA government signed on to the goal as Perth marked 40 years of […]

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Self-test HIV kits will be available from mid-December

Self-test HIV kits will be available from mid-December

Getting tested for HIV will become easier with greater availability of self-testing kits which will give people more options on how they get tested. Atomo Diagnostics, the manufacturer and supplier of Australia’s only TGA approved HIV Self-Test, and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have aligned to help counter the spread of HIV locally. […]

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Brazilian leader Bolsonaro makes false claim about Covid-19 vaccines and HIV

Brazilian leader Bolsonaro makes false claim about Covid-19 vaccines and HIV

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been given a week long ban from YouTube and Facebook have taken down one of his videos after he made false claims suggesting that Covid-19 vaccines cause people to develop HIV and AIDS. In the now deleted video which originally aired on Thursday 21st October, Bolsonaro chastised British people who […]

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Boris Johnson criticised for not knowing difference of HIV and AIDS

Boris Johnson criticised for not knowing difference of HIV and AIDS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been criticised for delivering a speech which spoke of AIDS rather than HIV. Health experts says the incorrect usage of terms promotes misunderstanding and increases stigma for those living with HIV. The British PM was speaking about medical research and vaccines, when he made a comparison to HIV. Johnson […]

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DaBaby meets with HIV organisations to learn about stigma

DaBaby meets with HIV organisations to learn about stigma

Rapper DaBaby has met with representatives from nine different HIV advocacy groups to learn more about people living with the virus, and how their lives are affected by stigma and discrimination. The American musician was in a storm of controversy last month after he made a series of derogatory comments about people living with virus […]

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