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NAPWHA address community concerns about antiretroviral drug supply

NAPWHA address community concerns about antiretroviral drug supply

The National Association of People with HIV/AIDS (NAPWHA) have issued a statement addressing growing community concern about accessibility to antiretroviral medication used to treat HIV. The health advocacy organisation says there is no need for alarm and it is important not to spark consumer panic and create unnecessary anxiety. In their statement the group makes […]

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HIV researcher Gita Ramjee dies of COVID-19 related illness

HIV researcher Gita Ramjee dies of COVID-19 related illness

World renowned HIV researcher Professor Gita Ramjee has passed away from a COVID-19 related illness. The 64 year old scientist was well known for her work in the field of HIV. Professor Ramjee was the chief scientific officer at the Aurum Institute, a leading authority in the field of HIV and Tuberculosis. Throughout her career […]

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World AIDS Conference 2020 moves to an online program

World AIDS Conference 2020 moves to an online program

The 2020 World AIDS Conference, which was to be held in San Francisco and Oakland later this year will move to being a virtual online conference. Conference organisers have announced the huge conference which would have been the events 23rd gathering will still take place from 6-10 July but it will now be held online. […]

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WA AIDS Council searches for a new name

WA AIDS Council searches for a new name

The Western Australian AIDS Council is welcoming suggestions for a new name for the organisation. More than 30 years after the organisation was formed its operations have grown to encompass a wide range of activities, many of which are not represented by their current name. In a video explaining their desire to rebrand the organisation […]

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On This Gay Day: In 1994 author Randy Shilts passed away

Author Randy Shilts was known as the first openly gay journalist Randy Shilts died on this day in 1994, the author is best known for his 1987 book And The Band Played On which documented the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Shilts studied journalism and the University of Oregon and came out while he working on […]

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Journalist fired for publishing false information about HIV

Journalist fired for publishing false information about HIV

A journalist at CBS in New York has been fired after the revealed the HIV status of a man without his permission and published false information about how the virus can be spread. In early December the company published a story and several social media posts that claimed a man who had allegedly spat at […]

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Scientist who claimed to have created ‘gene edited babies’ jailed

Scientist who claimed to have created ‘gene edited babies’ jailed

A Chinese scientist who claimed to have created ‘gene edited’ babies that were resistant to HIV has been jailed for three years for unethical practices. He Jiankui faced a global backlash in 2018 when he announced the birth of twin girls who he claimed he had successfully ‘gene edited’ to make them immune to HIV. […]

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Monthly HIV medication hits roadblock as FDA knocks back approval

Monthly HIV medication hits roadblock as FDA knocks back approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has knocked back new HIV medication Cabenuva, declining to add it to the list of approved medications in the USA. The new medication is a once a month treatment for people living with HIV, rather than the regime of daily pill taking. The treatment sees patients receiving two injections […]

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Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV

Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV

Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV according to new figures released to coincide with World AIDS Day at the start of the month. Around 131,000 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in China between January and October this year, according to a progress report published Saturday on the website of the […]

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View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

For many LGBTIQ+ people, a simple routine trip to the GP can be an anxiety inducing experience. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances that may require medical attention, and it can be incredibly difficult to find the right doctor or specialist that can offer the best treatment for the issue at […]

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