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Mar27

HIV community mourns loss of advocate Andrew Burry

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

HIV community mourns loss of advocate Andrew Burry

WA AIDS Council  (WAAC) CEO Andrew Burry has passed away of a suspected heart attack. Burry has served as the CEO of WAAC since 2012, when he replaced long-serving CEO Trish Langdon.

Mar27

Victoria Funds PrEP Expansion After Federal Government Refuses Again

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 March 2017 Written by // Dean Arcuri

Victoria Funds PrEP Expansion After Federal Government Refuses Again

With more than 600 Victorians still on waiting list to participate in the PrEPX trial, giving them access to the life-saving HIV prevention drug Pre-exposure prophylaxis, the Victorian Government called on the Federal Government to take action to ensure a quick listing of PrEP on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Mar27

a[TEST] celebrates two years and 10,000 tests

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

a[TEST] celebrates two years and 10,000 tests

ACON’s peer run testing service a[TEST] on Oxford Street has hit an historic milestone, clocking up over 10,000 tests since the shopfront opened two years ago in February 2015.

Mar23

Men targeted in sub-Saharan HIV testing trial

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Men targeted in sub-Saharan HIV testing trial

Men from sub-Saharan Africa are less inclined to test for HIV because of clinic hours and the stigma associated with HIV males.

Mar20

Aussie-led research develops a cheaper HIV drug for developing countries

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Aussie-led research develops a cheaper HIV drug for developing countries

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively approved a new combination of cheaper anti-retroviral drugs for use in its aid program in developing countries.

Mar16

French researchers find a new way to target dormant HIV

POSTED ON // Thursday, 16 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

French researchers find a new way to target dormant HIV

A problem with finding a cure for HIV – that is, eliminating all virus from the body – is that it can hide in the immune system’s CD 4 T cells.

Mar11

From condoms to PrEP – what does ‘safe sex’ mean today?

POSTED ON // Saturday, 11 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

From condoms to PrEP – what does ‘safe sex’ mean today?

Martin Holt from the University of New South Wales gave a lecture in Sydney last week on the notion of ‘safe sex’ from its creation in the eighties, to what it means today.

Mar10

ACON receives $450,000 funding boost to combat drug and alcohol use in LGBTI community

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

ACON receives $450,000 funding boost to combat drug and alcohol use in LGBTI community

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) has awarded ACON $450,000 in funding to assist the organisation in developing a better response to the problem use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) among the areas LGBTIQ community.

Mar10

Myths around HIV being a ‘gay man’s disease’ persist, as one Sydney woman discovered

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Myths around HIV being a ‘gay man’s disease’ persist, as one Sydney woman discovered

Five years ago, Abby Landy felt ill and was breaking out in cold sores, and a former lover had sent her an ominous text: “I hope you remember me forever”.

Mar09

Getting real about ice - real stories about drugs and gay sex

POSTED ON // Thursday, 09 March 2017 Written by // Rachel Cook

Getting real about ice - real stories about drugs and gay sex

Be-Longing For It is a new digital storytelling project exploring the use of meth amongst gay, bi and queer men. The men’s personal stories are accompanied by Sam Wallman’s comic illustrations and the result is a series of powerful narratives which aim to stimulate and challenge viewers to reflect on the meaning of connection and intimacy and their relationship to sex and drug use in the hopes of encouraging conversations on healthy relationships and harm minimisation.

Here we present Nam’s story.

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