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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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Western Australians share their journey for World AIDS Day

Western Australians share their journey for World AIDS Day

Despite living happy and healthy lives, the stigma of HIV continues. HIV positive people often need to hide their status from friends, family and workplaces, for fear of discrimination. HIV Positive West Australians have combined with the Western Australian AIDS Council to combat the stigma surrounding the virus, in the lead up to World AIDS Day […]

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Whoopi Goldberg honoured for her HIV advocacy

Whoopi Goldberg honoured for her HIV advocacy

Talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has been honoured for her decades of activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Goldberg was brought to tears when he co-hosts on the talk show The View surprised her with the presentation of the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award. The cast of the show played a video which included messages of […]

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Senate voices support for ending HIV transmissions by 2020

Senate voices support for ending HIV transmissions by 2020

In recognition that today is World AIDS Day, the Senate has passed a motion reaffirming Australia’s commitment to ending HIV transmission by 2020. The motion was put forward by Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt, The Liberal’s Senator Dean Smith and The Greens’ Senator Janet Rice. Speaking about the motion Senator Rice said there was still significant […]

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WA AIDS Council host free Pride film screening for World AIDS Day

WA AIDS Council host free Pride film screening for World AIDS Day

The WA AIDS Council will be hosting a free screening of Matthew Warchus’ 2014 film Pride in the Northbridge Piazza tomorrow evening at 6pm. The event is held the evening before December 1, which marks World AIDS Day across the globe. WAAC are inviting guests to come together and enjoy the screening in the open air with […]

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HIV is still here: Start the conversation

HIV is still here: Start the conversation

Talking about relationships and sex can be difficult for some in the wider community. Many people feel embarrassed, shamed or nervous talking about sex, and may not be used to using the type of language needed to talk openly. For the queer community, talking about sex seems to come more easily. Gay men – compared […]

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New HIV awareness campaign hopes to start conversations

A growing number of younger people are acquiring HIV, a trend that has prompted the WA AIDS Council to launch a new campaign to encourage conversations about sexual health. The new campaign will run in the lead up to World AIDS Day on December 1st. The council described this years program as the most significant […]

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WA AIDS Council aim for Zero with fundraising art exhibition

WA AIDS Council aim for Zero with fundraising art exhibition

The WA AIDS Council’s art fundraiser and awareness project ZERO returns in 2016 in conjunction with World AIDS Day. Every week of last year, 20 new cases of HIV were recorded in Australia. The ZERO project is inspired by striving to reduce that number to zero. “Zero new infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths,” […]

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WA AIDS Council launches new art project

WA AIDS Council launches new art project

ZERO is a new creative arts initiative in support of the WA AIDS Council to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. The inaugural event focuses around the International World AIDS Day theme of “Getting to ZERO: ZERO new infections; ZERO AIDS related deaths; ZERO discrimination”. The WA AIDS Council is inviting artists to create new works in […]

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Council House highlights World AIDS Day

Council House highlights World AIDS Day

Perth’s Council House highlighted World AIDS Day last night with a special scrolling message running across the building.   In bold bright red letter’s Council House spelled out ‘World AIDS Day’. The giant message could be read from miles away. Check out the video of the display. Perth’s Council House is lit up for World […]

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