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Health Minister announces HIV support funding on World AIDS Day

Health Minister announces HIV support funding on World AIDS Day

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced almost $6.2 million in funding to support people living with HIV and the path to elimination of new transmissions. On behalf of the Morrison Government, Minister Hunt released a statement outlining their plans for distribution of the funds. “Today, more than 28,000 Australians are living with HIV and […]

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Local organisations mark World AIDS Day in Yagan Square

Local organisations mark World AIDS Day in Yagan Square

December 1st is World AIDS Day, an opportunity to learn more about HIV/AIDS, stand against stigma and remember those we’ve lost. The WA AIDS Council (WAAC), Positive Organisation of Western Australia (POWA) and other community groups are marking the occasion all day in Yagan Square, kicking off proceedings this morning with a community breakfast and […]

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World AIDS Day 2020: Now more than ever

World AIDS Day 2020: Now more than ever

Tuesday 1st December is World AIDS Day, an occasion to raise awareness surrounding HIV/AIDS in 2020, and remember those we’ve lost due to AIDS-related complications. The date has been marked in 1988, and this year the theme is “Now More Than Ever”, tying in with the COVID-19 pandemic the world is facing together. This year, […]

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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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