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On This Gay Day: Victorian Police raided the Tasty Nightclub

Victorian Police raid Tasty, resulting in a $10 million lawsuit On the 7th of August 1994, dozens of police officers entered the Tasty club night in Melbourne, then detained and strip searched, and in some cases cavity searched, 463 people over seven hours. Tasty was a regular club night that was known as a popular […]

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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 is in 1982 the acronym A.I.D.S. 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 G.R.I.D. […]

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Adeeba Kamarulzaman named President of the International AIDS Society

Adeeba Kamarulzaman named President of the International AIDS Society

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced nine newly elected and three re-elected members to its Governing Council. Adeeba Kamarulzaman of Malaysia is the new IAS President and Sharon Lewin of Australia the President-Elect, with Jennifer Kates of the United States serving as Treasurer. Kamarulzaman will be the first President of the organisation from an […]

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Researchers reveal new case of HIV in remission at AIDS 2020 conference

Researchers reveal new case of HIV in remission at AIDS 2020 conference

Researchers speaking at the 23rd International AIDS Conference have announced that a man is reported to have no trace of HIV in his body after using antiretroviral medication. The unidentified 36-year-old presents the first reported case of HIV no longer being present in the body, without the use of a bone marrow or stem cell […]

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United Nations warns of rapidly growing disparity in HIV treatment

United Nations warns of rapidly growing disparity in HIV treatment

UNAIDS have warned a growing disparity between how HIV infections are tackled in wealthy countries and the rest of the world, and the COVID-19 situation has compounded the problem pushing back global progress in tackling the virus. A new report from the world’s global leader on tackling HIV has been released at the start of […]

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New research looks into what a cure would mean for people living with HIV

New research looks into what a cure would mean for people living with HIV

It’s almost 40 years since the first cases of HIV were discovered. Today around 30,000 Australians are living with the virus. With antiretroviral treatments and proper care HIV is, today, a lifelong condition that can be managed – but not cured. Over the past four decades there have been endless media reports suggesting that the […]

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Larry Kramer, acclaimed author, AIDS activist, LGBT rights icon, dies at 84

Larry Kramer, acclaimed author, AIDS activist, LGBT rights icon, dies at 84

Acclaimed author and trailblazing AIDS activist Larry Kramer has died aged 84. Kramer was a founder of the Gay Men’s Health Network, a grassroots community organisation that tackled the lack of government action in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, he later told the story of that fight through his award winning play The […]

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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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Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan defends HIV comments

Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan defends HIV comments

Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan has dismissed concerns from leading HIV experts about how long it takes for someone to get tested for the virus. While experts say a HIV test can detect antibodies within six days of infection, the Minister’s spokesperson says advice given to the Minister is different – and three months is […]

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The questions for Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan

The questions for Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan

The WA AIDS Council, the National Association of People Living With HIV (NAPWHA) and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have all raised concern over the WA government’s Prison Amendments Bill 2020. The leading HIV organisations in Australia have described the McGowan government as ignoring science in relation to the bill. OUTinPerth has put […]

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