Community care teams in Australia will play an important part for ageing PLHIV diagnosed pre-1996.
Specialist community care teams will continue to play an important role for people living with HIV, particularly with clients who are ageing and were diagnosed before new treatments were introduced in 1996, new research shows.
Researchers found many people with HIV have experienced, and continue to experience, stigma and discrimination when seeking services to support them at home.
RDNS’ (Royal District Nursing Service) Melbourne-based HIV team, which supports 220 clients with an average age of 55, has published the findings in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
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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.
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
The AIDS Action Council says gay men using hook-up apps in Canberra are being targeted by extortionists who threaten to reveal them to family and friends if they don't hand over money.
The organisation has contacted ACT Policing after two men reported the scam. Each man was arranging to meet with someone from Grindr when they were blackmailed and threatened.
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