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Bill Shorten will commit funding to tackling HIV in Australia

Bill Shorten will commit funding to tackling HIV in Australia

Labor leader Bill Shorten is expected to make a major funding commitment to tackling HIV. The Brisbane Times has reported that the Opposition Leader will announce a $53 million dollar commitment to supporting peak HIV organisations, expanding PrEP trials and addressing the growing rate of new cases of HIV in aboriginal communities. Labor’s health spokesperson […]

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Red Ribbon pop-up stall highlights World AIDS Day

Red Ribbon pop-up stall highlights World AIDS Day

Staff and volunteers from the WA AIDS Council were out in force in central Perth this morning highlighting that it’s World AIDS Day. City commuters were encouraged to buy a red ribbon to mark awareness about HIV, while a stand in Forrest Place provided the latest information about HIV. in the lead up to World […]

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Meet the David Kernohan, the new boss at the WA AIDS Council

Meet the David Kernohan, the new boss at the WA AIDS Council

David Kernohan has joined the WA AIDS Council as its new Chief Executive. Kernohan has held senior executive roles in the not-for-profit sector in Western Australia for over 20 years, most recently as CEO of the Mental Health Law Centre (WA). The new head honcho caught up with OUTinPerth and shared his hopes for the […]

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HIV Positive result on PrEP even stranger than initially thought

HIV Positive result on PrEP even stranger than initially thought

PreExposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is gaining momentum as a preventative treatment for HIV. In Australia, where the risk of the infection is highest with anal penetrative sex, the treatment is an extremely important new option in HIV prevention. However results of a medical investigation into a man in Amsterdam has revealed a peculiar case in which […]

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Western Australians share their journey for World AIDS Day

Western Australians share their journey for World AIDS Day

Despite living happy and healthy lives, the stigma of HIV continues. HIV positive people often need to hide their status from friends, family and workplaces, for fear of discrimination. HIV Positive West Australians have combined with the Western Australian AIDS Council to combat the stigma surrounding the virus, in the lead up to World AIDS Day […]

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PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

The state government have launched Western Australia’s first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial this week. The trial, entitled PrEPIT WA, will enable up to 2,000 people at risk of HIV to obtain PrEP free of charge from four local clinics; The M Clinic, GP on Beaufort, Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Clinic and Fremantle Hospital’s South […]

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The Proud Awards: Mark Reid enters the Hall Of Fame

The Proud Awards: Mark Reid enters the Hall Of Fame

The Proud Awards are fast approaching and with voting now closed, the ballots are being tallied and the anticipation is heating up to find out who will be honoured at this year’s event. Now in its second year, the ceremony was developed by local entertainer and Proud Entertainment founder Dean Misdale, who sought to shine […]

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Bibliophile | The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA is a great case study in activism

The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles From the 1980s to the 2000s Benita Roth Cambridge University Press ★★★★ The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) formed in New York in 1987 as a coalition of direct-action activism in order to put pressure on the U.S. Government, the Food […]

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Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was against aboriginal people getting HIV treatment

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was against aboriginal people getting HIV treatment

Former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was opposed to aboriginal people having access to HIV testing and treatment, telling then Health Minister Mike Ahern that aboriginal people deserved to die of AIDS related illnesses. Ahern, who went on to become Premier after Bjelke-Petersen stepped down in 1987, made the startling claims in an interview with […]

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Lyle Shelton: There’s hardly any homophobia in Australia

Lyle Shelton: There’s hardly any homophobia in Australia

Lyle Shelton, from the Australian Christian Lobby, and Karina Okotel, Vice President of the Liberal Party, spoke at the National Press Club today to outline their opposition to marriage equality. Last week The YES campaign put forward their case for change, and a week later it was the turn of the NO campaign to deliver […]

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