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Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Kofi Annan, the diplomat and peace maker who lead the United Nations for a decade, has died aged 80. Annan became the head of the United Nations in 1997 and remained in the role until 2006. He was the United Nation’s seventh Secretary General. In 2001 he and the organisation he lead were jointly awarded […]

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Anti-gay flyers found in Melbourne

Anti-gay flyers found in Melbourne

A new series of flyers attacking the LGBTIQ community have appeared in Melbourne. The flyers include a doctored image that juxtaposes a rainbow crosswalk and flags with images of the Nazi swastika flag. The rambling text of the flyers rallies against consumerism, the media, and society’s growing “heterophobia”. The flyers make comparisons between the propaganda […]

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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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People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment

People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment

People with HIV who have lower educational attainment have poorer outcomes after starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) a new study has shown. The results come from a large European cohort collaboration published in the online edition of AIDS. The study found that rates of mortality and AIDS decreased with increasing education level. The study also […]

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Elton John hopeful of an end to the AIDS epidemic

Elton John hopeful of an end to the AIDS epidemic

Elton John has shared his hope that a cure for HIV will be found within a few years. Writing a op-ed for Billboard magazine’s ‘Heroes’ issue, the multi-million selling artist shared why he set up his charity foundation and his hopes for the future. I look back over the past three decades, and I vividly […]

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Simon Burke, youth workers and HIV researchers honoured

Simon Burke, youth workers and HIV researchers honoured

Governor General Peter Cosgrove has announced the recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours, commending citizens for their various services to Australia and the greater community. Mr Simon Burke and Hon Pierre William Slicer QC were among those to receive top honours this year, becoming recognized as Officers (AO) in the General Division of the […]

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Geldof: Fund the Last Mile

Sir Bob Geldof has called for more funding for HIV programs in developing countries during his appearance at AIDS 2014, the 20th World AIDS conference. Geldof told delegates at AIDS conference, that the “preposterous reluctance” of governments to fund HIV programs in developing countries is “disgraceful”, especially as the journey to the end of the […]

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