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WA AIDS Council says Kerryn Phelps’ fake HIV email highlights stigma

WA AIDS Council says Kerryn Phelps’ fake HIV email highlights stigma

The WA AIDS Council have responded to a recent fake email which claims Wentworth candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps is living with HIV and withdrawing from the race ahead of the by-election in the Sydney seat this Saturday. The email appearing in ABC reports on Wednesday encourages voters to post their ballot for Liberal candidate Dave […]

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Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

The Perth International Queer Film Festival returns for its third year with another fabulous program of LGBTI+ cinema from around the globe. The fundraising initiative of the WA AIDS Council in collaboration with The Backlot features a selection of feature length and short films that capture a variety of queer experiences. Festival Artistic Director Mark […]

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Researchers say scientific evidence does not support criminalisation of HIV

Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalise HIV transmission. The Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law and an accompanying editorial were published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). Speaking at the World AIDS Conference in […]

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The WA AIDS Council is open for business again

The WA AIDS Council is open for business again

Recent storm damage saw the WA AIDS Council having to temporarily close the doors of its Murray Street office. Now following some rapid repair work the doors are open again and all the services of organisation are available again. The team at the WA AIDS Council provide a myriad of different services for the LGBTI […]

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Have your say on the WA LGBTI Health Strategy

Have your say on the WA LGBTI Health Strategy

LGBTI+ Western Australians are being asked to inform the development of the state’s first LGBTI Health Strategy. Living Proud have begun hosting a number of consultations with the local community, with a focus on people with disabilities and chronic health issues; bisexual, lesbian, gay and other same gender attracted people; trans and gender diverse people, LGBTI […]

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WA AIDS Council reimagine STYLEAID and look to the future

For 20 years, the WA AIDS Council brought glamorous magic to Perth with their annual STYLEAID fashion fundraiser. Now, WAAC are reimagining the iconic event for 2018 and beyond. Over two decades, STYLEAID has raised more than $2 million to help with vital education and support programs for people living with, and affected by, HIV. […]

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Researchers exploring meth, pleasures and sex between men

Researchers from UNSW Sydney, La Trobe University, ACON and Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) with assistance from community-based organisations South Australia Mobilisation and Empowerment for Sexual Health (SAMESH) and the Western Australian AIDS Council (WAAC) are conducting a study about crystal methamphetamine (also known as ice, crystal, meth, Tina) among gay and bisexual men. We are particularly interested […]

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PrEP treatment recommended for PBS listing

PrEP treatment recommended for PBS listing

Game changing HIV preventative treatment PrEP has been recommend for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in a move which is anticipated to make a significant impact on the number of new cases of HIV. The announcement has been welcomed by AIDS organisations around Australia, after the previous attempt to have the medication listed was […]

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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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