Gonorrhoea superbug: health chiefs warn of 'untreatable' disease

London: A wave of untreatable "super-gonorrhoea" is spreading across the world as the disease becomes resistant to antibiotics, health chiefs have warned.

Scientists have described the outlook for combating the sexually-transmitted condition as "pretty grim", as it emerges that oral sex and a decline in condom use is fuelling a rise in hard-to-treat cases.

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Canberra Times: AIDS Action Council says gay men in Canberra targeted by extortionists

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.

Click here to read full article in the Canberra Times

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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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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AIDS epidemic no longer a public health issue, but HIV still is

AIDS is no longer a public health problem in Australia. This is the announcement that came earlier this week from leading scientists at the Kirby and Peter Doherty institutes and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO).

But what does this really mean?

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Vale Andrew McLeod

On behalf of the Board and staff of the AIDS Action Council, we wish to send our heartfelt condolences to family and friends of Andrew Mcleod who sadly passed away on Saturday 16 July.

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    Strategic Plan

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    AAC Annual Report 14-15

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