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UK Study shows loneliness is a serious issue for people living with HIV

UK Study shows loneliness is a serious issue for people living with HIV

A study in the United Kingdom has found that while most people living with HIV reported getting good service from health providers when it came to medical treatment, getting good service from social services was more challenge. Over 4,000 people accessing HIV clinics completed the Positive Voices survey and it showed that 45% of people also […]

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Help Bisexual+ Community Perth fight stigma and invisibility

Help Bisexual+ Community Perth fight stigma and invisibility

Levels of psychological distress for bi+ people are second only to the transgender community. Perth’s Bisexual+ Community is working to change that. Fighting stigma and bi-invisibility, coordinators of Bisexual+ Community Perth have plans for a Bi Visibility Day event and a memorable float in the Pride Parade. In turn, they need the help of the […]

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Carissa Wright helps #shinealightforlife this Festive Season

The festive season, for many Australians, is a time filled with positive associations of giving and appreciating what they have in the company of loved ones. Unfortunately, for others, it is a time filled with added pressures of expectation or reminders of loss, which can lead to increased levels of anxiety, depression and loneliness. Because […]

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OPINION | Let’s Internalise Love: On not rejecting HIV+ guys

OPINION | Let’s Internalise Love: On not rejecting HIV+ guys

The recent backlash against Charlie Tredway, the newly crowned Mr. Gay New Zealand, over his positive HIV status and sexual practices highlight the continual need to discuss HIV stigma. Despite his negotiations of condomless anal sex with partner/s (and despite his openness about his HIV positive undetectable status), Tredway has faced bullying from commentators who […]

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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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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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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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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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HIV-positive men respond to ignorant comments for UK campaign

HIV-positive men respond to ignorant comments for UK campaign

UK gay and bisexual men’s health charity GMFA have released a video of HIV positive men sharing some of the ignorant and discriminatory messages they receive on social and dating apps. As part of a campaign to address HIV stigma, the video was created for World AIDS Day, marked on December 1st each year. Watch […]

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