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A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education

A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education

“In the last 10 years, we’ve known we’re not dying. Does the community know we’re not dying?” As World AIDS Day was marked around the world for another year, the LGBTI and wider communities are called to look at the great strides and great losses the world has seen with regards to HIV and AIDS. […]

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HIV prevention drug will not be added to the PBS

HIV prevention drug will not be added to the PBS

Truvada, the drug that makes a huge difference in preventing the spread of HIV, will not be added to Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The game changing medication failed to gain a recommendation that it should be added the tax payer funded scheme.  HIV advocacy groups have described the decision as extremely disappointing. Commonly known […]

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New NAPWHA representative continues to fight HIV stigma

New NAPWHA representative continues to fight HIV stigma

Western Australia has a new representative for the National Association of People Living With HIV/AIDS (NAPWHA). Ryan Oliver has taken over from the previous representative*, while Paul Baines has been re-elected for a second year long term. Oliver told OUTinPerth he decided to stand for the role because he wanted to be proactive in reducing […]

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Hero Condoms face backlash for fake dating profiles

Hero Condoms face backlash for fake dating profiles

Australian condom company Hero Condoms have caused some controversy with a new sexual health campaign targeting dating apps. Hero generated a series of male and female profiles on Tinder, each with names that draw from a different sexually transmitted infection; For example, Chlaramydia. The body of each profile would include symptoms of the relevant STI. The […]

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Reports of alleged HIV transmission by WA sex worker highlight stigma

Reports of alleged HIV transmission by WA sex worker highlight stigma

Health groups and representatives of the sex worker industry have joined together to highlight sensationalist media reports. The West Australian have printed a report of an alleged HIV transmission by a transgender sex worker last year. The article, entitled ‘Transgender hooker accused of spreading HIV’, highlights that an “alleged victim” was diagnosed with HIV late […]

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Cipri Martinez heads up NAPWHA

Cipri Martinez heads up NAPWHA

Local HIV/AIDS advocate Cipriano Martinez has been elected president of the National Association of People Living with HIV Australia (NAPWHA). It’s the first time someone from Western Australia has held the role.  The state’s NAPWHA representatives are Paul Baines and Izaac Buckley Speaking to OUTinPerth on World AIDS Day Martinez said stigma remained a big […]

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New State Representatives for NAPWHA

New State Representatives for NAPWHA

Izaac Bukley and Paul Baines have been elected as WA’s new representatives to the National Association of People Living with HIV Australia (NAPWHA). Izaac Bukley Tell us a little about yourself? I am 25, creative, energetic, social, insightful, and caring. I have a fair bit of traveling experience. I lived in the UK for around […]

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Positive Advocate: Is Cure Talk Helpful?

Positive Advocate: Is Cure Talk Helpful?

With ongoing reports of research that could potentially cure HIV/AIDS, what is the impact of ‘cure talk’ on prevention efforts? Most people whole heartedly embrace and applaud the research efforts that are being undertaken to cure HIV/AIDS by scientists all around the world. Most recently the media picked up on the good work being conducted […]

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