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To tackle rising rates HIV Taiwan is making home testing easier

To tackle rising rates HIV Taiwan is making home testing easier

Faced with a dramatic rise in new infections of HIV health agencies in Taiwan are making home testing more easily available. The nation’s Centre for Diseases Control announced on Friday a new scheme that would see blood and saliva based home testing kits being made available via convenience stores. Previously the kits were only available […]

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WA AIDS Council launches new campaign targeting overseas students

WA AIDS Council launches new campaign targeting overseas students

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has launched a major sexual health online campaign, targeting overseas students destined to study in Perth and elsewhere in Western Australia. The educational digital campaign is aimed at preventing new infections of HIV, and follows on from the most recent figures collected by WAAC which show that there were 67 […]

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Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

For the 50+ attendees at the Lifeline WA Pride Panel on Tuesday 6 November, there was a clear message presented by the 8 panelists from a range of LGBTQI+ organisations – In order to support LGBTQI+ people in crisis, there needs to be a greater understanding of the difficulties faced by LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ people […]

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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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