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WA AIDS Council launch free LGBTIQ+ counselling amidst COVID-19

WA AIDS Council launch free LGBTIQ+ counselling amidst COVID-19

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has waived its fees on remote counselling services, improving access to mental health services for LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world. WAAC has also launched an online campaign in conjuction with this initiative, targeting LGBTIQ+ people in rural WA, and raising awareness of their counselling services for people living with […]

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WAAC CEO Lisa Dobrin talks leadership, COVID-19 and the future

WAAC CEO Lisa Dobrin talks leadership, COVID-19 and the future

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) announced in March that Lisa Dobrin had been appointed as the new CEO of the health organisation supporting people living with HIV and the LGBTIQ+ commnity. Stepping up to replace former CEO David Kernohan after his resignation in November last year, Dobrin brings an extensive resume in the community sector […]

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WA AIDS Council searches for a new name

WA AIDS Council searches for a new name

The Western Australian AIDS Council is welcoming suggestions for a new name for the organisation. More than 30 years after the organisation was formed its operations have grown to encompass a wide range of activities, many of which are not represented by their current name. In a video explaining their desire to rebrand the organisation […]

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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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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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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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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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Northbridge was at its most fabulous for Saturday’s Pride Parade

Northbridge was at its most fabulous for Saturday’s Pride Parade

Pride WA’s biggest ever procession through the streets of Northbridge lit up a new route over the weekend, celebrating the west coast’s LGBTIQ+ community. 84 fabulous floats moved up Beaufort, Francis, Lake, James and William streets on Saturday evening, as thousands of onlookers and supporters cheered and applauded. This year was full of firsts, not […]

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PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

The state government have launched Western Australia’s first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial this week. The trial, entitled PrEPIT WA, will enable up to 2,000 people at risk of HIV to obtain PrEP free of charge from four local clinics; The M Clinic, GP on Beaufort, Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Clinic and Fremantle Hospital’s South […]

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