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AIDS Candlelight memorial focuses on hope of a HIV free future

Perth’s candlelight memorial for people affected by HIV/AIDS had it’s biggest turn out in many years, and despite pouring rain, a clear message about the respecting the past, and building upon decades of work was heard. Crowds gathered at the AIDS Memorial at Robertson Park in North Perth for the annual event which saw speakers […]

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WA’s long anticipated PrEP trial welcomed

WA’s long anticipated PrEP trial welcomed

Western Australia’s long awaited PrEP trial has been welcomed by HIV advocates, but many have questioned why it took so long for it to be put into place. Western Australians will gain access to PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) through a trial being coordinated by the WA AIDS Council and M Clinic. Health Minister John Day has […]

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Why hasn’t there been a PrEP trial in Western Australia?

Why hasn’t there been a PrEP trial in Western Australia?

On World AIDS Day, Askanka Gunasekera, Chair of the WA AIDS Council, congratulated on South Australia on their recent announcement that they would hold a trial into PrEP treatment. “This leaves Western Australia as the only major jurisdiction in Australia that has not made such arrangements. A proposal has been with the Minister for Health, […]

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Candlelight vigil highlights education as the key to fighting HIV stigma

Candlelight vigil highlights education as the key to fighting HIV stigma

Liberal Senator Dean Smith spoke at Perth’s annual candlelight vigil to remember those people who lost their lives due to HIV/AIDS. Senator Smith said the event was a time to remember and celebrate those we had loved and lost, and those who live with the virus. “For all the progress that has been made in Australia […]

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AIDS Candlelight Memorial this Sunday

AIDS Candlelight Memorial this Sunday

The AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be held this Sunday at the WA AIDS Memorial in Robertson Park, North Perth.   The state representatives of the National Association of People Living with HIV Australia invite everyone to attend this important community event.  Ryan Oliver and Paul Baines explain below why this event is so important.   […]

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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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