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WAAC CEO Lisa Dobrin sets sights on sleepout to highlight homelessness

Lisa Dobrin, the CEO of WAAC (formerly the WA AIDS Council), will join other leaders in business, community and government on 23 June 2022 when she spends the night sleeping outside without shelter to raise funds for homelessness in WA. Dobrin will participate in Vinnies CEO Sleepout next month to raise awareness for the more […]

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Study shows injectable PrEP treatment is more effective

Study shows injectable PrEP treatment is more effective

A study has shown that injectable PrEP treatment is more effective than asking people to remember to take a daily pill. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once a day medication that is highly effective in preventing people from contracting HIV, combined with effective treatments that allow people who are living with HIV to maintain an […]

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Troye Sivan shares new tune from upcoming film ‘Three Months’

Troye Sivan shares new tune from upcoming film ‘Three Months’

Troye Sivan has shared a new tune. Trouble, a collaboration with Jay Som, it is one of two new tracks Troye has recorded for his upcoming film Three Months.  Sivan’s Three Months will make it’s Australian debut on Paramount+. In the film Sivan stars as Caleb Khan, a South Florida teen who loves is camera, his weed and his grandmother. […]

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Living Proud seek LGBTQIA+ input ahead of Mental Health Act review

Living Proud seek LGBTQIA+ input ahead of Mental Health Act review

The WA Mental Health Commission are set to undertake a review of our state’s Mental Health Act, and local LGBTQIA+ organisations are seeking input from our communities. Living Proud WA, in partnership with TransFolk of WA, WAAC, GRAI, Youth Pride Network, Rainbow Futures WA and Pride WA, are hosting consultation sessions in the coming weeks. […]

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Western Australia signs up to ambitious Paris targets for ending HIV

Western Australia signs up to ambitious Paris targets for ending HIV

Western Australia has made a significant commitment to push towards a community free of HIV by signing up to Fast-Track Cities global partnership initiative and its Paris Declaration, to track progress towards achieving UNAIDS 95-95-95, 2025 targets to end AIDS by 2030. The WA government signed on to the goal as Perth marked 40 years of […]

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WA goes red for World AIDS Day, signs up for historic initiative

WA goes red for World AIDS Day, signs up for historic initiative

On World AIDS Day on Wednesday 1 December, and the 40th year anniversary of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, WA is the first state in Australia to sign up to the Fast-Track Cities initiative, aimed at getting to zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS-related deaths. The declaration was signed by Minister for Health, the Hon Roger […]

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Self-test HIV kits will be available from mid-December

Self-test HIV kits will be available from mid-December

Getting tested for HIV will become easier with greater availability of self-testing kits which will give people more options on how they get tested. Atomo Diagnostics, the manufacturer and supplier of Australia’s only TGA approved HIV Self-Test, and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have aligned to help counter the spread of HIV locally. […]

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Roll up for WA and get the vaccine this weekend at the M Clinic

Roll up for WA and get the vaccine this weekend at the M Clinic

Western Australians who are yet to be vaccinated are encouraged to ‘Roll up for WA‘ this weekend as vaccinations are made available at a wide range of locations. A pop-up clinic is offering the opportunity to walk in for a COVID-19 vaccination as Perth kicks off PrideFEST 2021 WAAC has generously offered their M Clinic […]

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Conrad Liveris is the chair of WAAC, as the organisation enters a new era

Conrad Liveris is the chair of WAAC, as the organisation enters a new era

Conrad Liveris is the new chair of WAAC, replacing Asanka Gunesekera who has stepped down after many years leading the health organisation. Recently rebranded as just WAAC, the former WA AIDS Council is ready to take on it’s next set of challenges with a fresh strategic plan and a new leadership team taking up the […]

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WAAC: A new identity for the WA AIDS Council

WAAC is the new name for the WA AIDS Council after the organisation undertook a collaborative brand update to coincide with its 35th anniversary. The organisation has also launched a new three year strategic plan to go hand-in-hand with its reimagined logo and identity, which seeks to continue to optimise the sexual health and wellbeing […]

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