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Media Release: AIDS Action Council ACT launches original podcast: Check It Out

MEDIA RELEASE
“CHECK IT OUT” - Supporting and celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Communities in Canberra and beyond.

 
The podcast has become a formidable tool for communication and promotion. The AIDS Action Council is well placed to take full advantage of this online phenomenon with the highly anticipated launch of its Podcast series. “Check It Out”.
 
Not only will “Check it Out” extend the AIDS Action Council’s reach in terms of HIV prevention education, sexual health promotion, gender diversity awareness and LGBTIQ community issues, it prides itself on being quintessentially Canberra.
 
Canberra is a unique and fascinating city that, on the one hand, feels a little like a country town, but on the other, is an epicentre of knowledge and decision making in Australia. Canberra is growing and developing faster than any state in the country in population and Canberra’s cultural landscape seems to be following this trend. This is the perfect time to remind people the AIDS Action Council is working hard to keep important issues on the front page.

Dr Tim Dyke President of the AIDS Action Council said “We have a wonderful opportunity to tell our stories and shine a light on the amazing people who live and work in Canberra. We also have a real chance to communicate with people far and wide in an extraordinary way and to connect with our communities in the ACT - and the rest of the world. Whether you’re an isolated young person in a country town or somebody planning a visit to our nation’s capital, you will know about the AIDS Action Council and how you can connect with us. ”
 
“Check it Out” will launch on Monday February 5 consisting of several episodes with regular new episodes to follow. You can access the entire series via the AIDS Action Council website or wherever you download your favourite podcasts. Visit our website to listen now: aidsaction.org.au/podcast
 
About the AIDS Action Council
The AIDS Action Council is a not for profit community organisation that works to build strong, connected and supportive communities that are free of new HIV transmissions, marginalisation, discrimination and stigma. To learn more visit www.aidsaction.org.au or www.facebook.com/AIDSactionACT, or call us on 6257 2855.
 
Media Liaison - For more information contact Philippa Moss, AIDS Action Council Executive Director.   Phone: 02 6257 2855. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Release: AFAO's HIV Blueprint to end HIV in Australia

$32.5 MILLION ANNUALLY FOR NEW EFFORT WOULD END AUSTRALIAN HIV TRANSMISSION

A comprehensive, costed plan to make Australia the first nation to end HIV transmission will be presented to parliamentarians tomorrow.

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations' HIV Blueprint charts a course to avert 2,025 HIV transmissions within three years. The plan would require additional annual investment of $32.5 million, with the Commonwealth Government offsetting those costs in a few short years. By 2020 alone, $82 million would be saved from the costs of providing treatment and support.

The financial benefit to the Commonwealth would continue to compound thereafter, with lifetime savings from the first 2,025 averted infections exceeding $2 billion. The HIV Blueprint is built on modelling by researchers at the Burnet Institute.

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Online Safety Awareness Campaign

Online safety feb2017

The AIDS Action Council has launched an awareness campaign around online safety and online bullying in the wake of recent incidents reported to the Council.

You may have seen news reports of men being targeted on dating/hook-up apps, then being intimidated and threatened in person by a group of people.

Some people feel that being online allows them to behave badly without fear of consequences. This is not the case. The Police are actively investigating recent attempts to intimidate men in Canberra because they were reported.

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