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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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Stay tuned PrEP is on the way in the ACT

The ACT Government announced, in August, that it will be supporting a PrEP trial for the ACT community. There will be 200 places offered on the trial and it is expected that enrolments will start early in the 2017

The lead agency in the ACT is Canberra Sexual Health Centre with significant support from ACT Health and NSW Health, the Kirby Institute, Interchange General Practice and the AIDS Action Council.

For more information or to add your name to the waiting list to find out more about the start of the trial please contact
Canberra Sexual Health Centre – 6244 2184
AIDS Action Council of the ACT – 6257 2855

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Check It Out

Who are the AIDS Action Council?

Who are the AIDS Action Council?

A candid chat with the people who make this place tick.

We ask: Who are ya, what do you do, what do you love about it, what was your worsted haircut and who was your first crush.

An insight into this hard-working organisation plus random snippets just for fun

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Be PrEPared!

Be PrEPared!

“PrEP has allowed a lot of our patients to have a greater level of intimate sex. It’s taking relationships to a new level.”

Shannon Woodward, nurse Practitioner from the Canberra Sexual Health Centre talks about the little blue pill slowing HIV transmission in its tracks, what it is, what it does and how to get it.

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Mighty Hepatitis - The Gloves Are Off

Mighty Hepatitis - The Gloves Are Off

“It’s much easier to raise money for Koala Bears than it is for the eastern Brown Snake. No one’s raising money for that in Westfield, but if a koala comes up and gives you hug, you’d probably give it 2 bucks”

Executive Officer of Hepatitis ACT, John Didlick talks about why we should care, the silent epidemic and the staggering number of people fighting hepatitis that don’t even know it.

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Gender Diversity and the Law - the Struggle to Officially Be Who You Are

Gender Diversity and the Law - the Struggle to Officially Be Who You Are

“Never thinks it’s too hard, people. There will always be lawyers who are happy to help you for free. You just gotta find them”

Professor and Associate Dean, Wayne Morgan shares his knowledge and thoughts on gender diversity, human rights and the fight for Identity recognition.

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ASHM Conference 2017 - What's going on with HIV?

ASHM Conference 2017 - What's going on with HIV?

“It’s a really exciting time. If we miss this moment, we’re going to end up with an epidemic that just goes on and on”

We went to ASHM 2017 in Canberra, and asked the question; Given that people may feel that HIV is under control, how relevant is this conference today?

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Women Who Have Sex With Women - the low-down on the go-down

Women Who Have Sex With Women - the low-down on the go-down

“It’s not all, like, pretty flowers and frocks. Sometimes is just good, old, down-to-earth Wham-bam-thank you, Ma'am”

Women speak candidly about sex, sexuality, stereotypes and their experiences with doctors and GPs

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HIV and Ageing

HIV and Ageing

“This is a cause for celebration because most of us were told that we would not live to a ripe, old age”

Bill Patterson from NAPWHA talks about living with HIV and growing older. How we can prepare, what we can expect and the work that still needs to be done to ensure a healthy and happy twilight.

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Gay Community Periodic Survey: Martin Holt talks Canberra

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Martin Holt talks Canberra

UNSW Associate Professor Martin Holt visits Canberra to share the results of the Gay Community Periodic Survey.

Who's doing what with who, are we playing it safe and how can we improve the sexual health of Canberra's Gay and Bisexual men?

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Fiona Patten: Sex, drugs and radical common sense

Fiona Patten: Sex, drugs and radical common sense

From grad school fashion designer, to sex worker advocate, former AIDS Action Council Board Member Fiona Patten rolls up her sleeves and talks about demystifying sex, humanising people who use drugs and challenging common misconceptions around unspoken human experiences.

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