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Professor David Cooper remembered for leadership in HIV/AIDS response

UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper AC, a global leader in the response to HIV/AIDS, was remembered earlier today at a public memorial at Sydney Town Hall. More than 1000 people gathered to pay tribute to Professor Cooper, immunologist and director of the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney for 32 years, who had dedicated his life […]

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New Zealand child care centre reveals staff member’s HIV status

New Zealand child care centre reveals staff member’s HIV status

A child care centre in New Zealand is in the spotlight after it revealed an employees HIV status to parents before terminating the employee. Gayle Jonker was diagnosed with HIV in 2011, and until now she’d found employers were happy for her to talk to parents about her status if they became aware that she […]

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M Clinic raising funds to support free testing and treatment

M Clinic raising funds to support free testing and treatment

M Clinic are seeking donations to contribute to the anticipated treatment costs for the upcoming financial year, launching a campaign on Chuffed.org The program of the WA AIDS Council provides a sexual health testing service for men who have sex with men, as well as Rapid HIV Testing, a Drug and Alcohol Clinic and administer […]

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Elton John says Ireland’s abortion vote shows how mindsets can change

Elton John says Ireland’s abortion vote shows how mindsets can change

Elton John says Ireland’s historic vote that will allow abortion to be legalised is a great example of how mindsets can change. according the news service Reuters. The singer made the observation during a trip to Ukraine where he is promoting AIDS awareness. Elton has traveled to the country regularly over the years and performed […]

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Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

A new study has revealed that many teenager boys who are gay or bisexual use hookup apps including Grindr and Scruff to make connections with their surrounding LGBTI community and meet other queer people. The study is one of the first to look into teenagers use of mobile dating apps and is published in the Journal […]

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Conchita the Fierce: HIV Disclosure and Discrimination

Conchita the Fierce: HIV Disclosure and Discrimination

Last month Conchita Wurst came out as HIV positive via social media. Conchita is the stage name for the Austrian singer and performance artist Thomas Neuwirth, who won the Eurovision song contest in 2014 as Conchita for her song Rise Like a Phoenix. In her statement, Conchita wrote, “I have been HIV-positive for several years. […]

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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday May 20

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday May 20

Sunday 20th May, Perth will participate in the 35th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial to reflect on the impacts of the HIV epidemic on the WA community. The global event aims to mobilise local communities to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. The very first vigil was held in 1983 in San Francisco as a […]

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Eurovision star Conchita Wurst shares that she has HIV

Eurovision star Conchita Wurst shares that she has HIV

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has shared that she has been living with HIV for several years. The singer shared the information on her Instagram account noting that she had decided to share her diagnosis after a former boyfriend threatened to blackmail her. “I have been HIV positive for many years,” Wurst wrote. “This is actually […]

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PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

While on Wednesday the 21st of March, it was announced that PrEP would be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as of the 1st of April, 2018, the price is still potentially a barrier for many people. At the same time, there have been two large price drops in the personal importation of PrEP. The […]

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PrEP subsidies to begin in April as Truvada lands on the PBS

PrEP subsidies to begin in April as Truvada lands on the PBS

Game-changing HIV prevention medication known as PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) will be subsidised as of April 2018 following an announcement from the federal government today. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed today that PrEP (branded as Truvada) will become part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from the first of April, with a $180 million subsidy […]

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