Home » Posts tagged with » HIV

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 […]

Tags: , ,

Labor’s commitment to supporting HIV organisations welcomed

Labor’s commitment to supporting HIV organisations welcomed

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has welcomed new commitments from Federal Labor to end Australia’s HIV epidemic and bolster the health of LGBTIQ+ people. Labor has announced that, if elected, it will establish a bipartisan taskforce to drive the effort to end HIV transmission and also restore funding to peak organisations involved in the community-led HIV response. It […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

AFAO welcomes Budget commitment to National HIV Strategy

AFAO welcomes Budget commitment to National HIV Strategy

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has welcomed a commitment to continue funding Australian’s National HIV Strategy. The Morrison Government has tonight announced continued funding to implement Australia’s National HIV Strategy. The Budget papers reveal a further $8.6 million will be allocated to combat blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections, including $5 million to […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Elton John’s Oscar party raises millions for HIV research

Elton John’s Oscar party raises millions for HIV research

The Oscars returned to their full glamorous delivery yesterday, after a Covid-subdued Zoom call version in 2021, and alongside the awards show was the return of Elton John’s legendary HIV/AIDS fundraiser viewing party. Elton couldn’t make the party himself this year as he’s currently on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road final world tour, but he […]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Read More

On This Gay Day: Robert Mapplethorpe died in 1989

Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe died on this day in 1989.   Mapplethorpe created large scale photographic works, predominately in black and white, that featured nudes, still life and self portraits. His most controversial works were images focusing on the underground BDSM culture. The photographers work spurred discussions about public funding of art works and censorship. His work […]

Tags: ,

Read More

On This Gay Day: ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ wins Grammy award

‘That’s What Friends Are For’ wins Grammy award for Song of the Year On this day in 1986 the song That’s What Friends Are For won the Song of the Year category at the Grammy Awards. The recording by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John also picked up the Grammy Award for Best Pop […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Study shows injectable PrEP treatment is more effective

Study shows injectable PrEP treatment is more effective

A study has shown that injectable PrEP treatment is more effective than asking people to remember to take a daily pill. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once a day medication that is highly effective in preventing people from contracting HIV, combined with effective treatments that allow people who are living with HIV to maintain an […]

Tags: ,

Read More

NYC woman stays HIV free for 14 months following stem cell treatment

NYC woman stays HIV free for 14 months following stem cell treatment

A woman in New York has been able to stop taking antiretroviral treatments for HIV, and has maintained an undetectable viral load for fourteen months, after undergoing stem cell treatment. News of the case was shared at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2022). The woman, who received the stem cell transplant to […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Troye Sivan shares new tune from upcoming film ‘Three Months’

Troye Sivan shares new tune from upcoming film ‘Three Months’

Troye Sivan has shared a new tune. Trouble, a collaboration with Jay Som, it is one of two new tracks Troye has recorded for his upcoming film Three Months.  Sivan’s Three Months will make it’s Australian debut on Paramount+. In the film Sivan stars as Caleb Khan, a South Florida teen who loves is camera, his weed and his grandmother. […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read More

Campaign encourages Mardi Gras attendees to look after each other

Campaign encourages Mardi Gras attendees to look after each other

As Sydney prepares to celebrate the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival, LGBTQ health advocates are reminding revellers to look after their health, safety and wellbeing during the party season, especially in relation to HIV, sexual health, the use of alcohol and other drugs, consent and COVID-19. ACON, NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read More