Helping Herd Workshop

Join us for Helping Herd – an equine therapy workshop for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) people. The aim of the workshop is to give you the opportunity to reflect on positive mental health and build skills of resilience, as well as to have conversations addressing stigma and discrimination relating to mental illness.

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Dr Alex Wodak will be guest speaker at this year’s AIDS Action Council Annual General Meeting.

Dr Alex Wodak AM was the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, from 1982 to 2012. Dr. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association (1996-2004). He helped establish the first needle syringe programme and first medically supervised injecting centre in Australia when both were pre-legal. After he retired in 2012, Dr Wodak made drug law reform in Australia and beyond his retirement project.

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HIV infecting 2M more people every year

Goal of eradicating AIDS by 2030 will be impossible without more work on prevention, says UNAIDS report.

Talk of the end of AIDS was premature, according to a new UN report that reveals the steady decline in new HIV infections stalled five years ago and that, in some areas, the numbers are rising again.

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Sex workers assaulted in the ACT

The AIDS Action Council’s Sex Worker Outreach Program (SWOP) has been informed about a group of three males who are assaulting, both sexually and physically, as well as robbing female sex workers in the ACT.

AIDS Action Council Executive Director Philippa Moss said “I want to encourage all sex workers who need information, assistance or support to contact SWOP’s Education Officer Lexxie Jury”.

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