What is Sex Positivity?

The foundation of sex positivity is simply the idea that all healthy and explicitly consensual sex is a positive element in life.

Sex positivity means maintaining a healthy attitude towards sex and valuing it, given your individual needs. Sex positivity also embraces the idea of being sexually educated and staying safe. Individuals who are sex positive actively decide how and what they want from their sex lives, rather than let others dictate it.

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2017 has been a big year!

As the year draws to a close, I want to thank all our funders, supporters, peers, members, colleagues, friends and most importantly clients, who have worked with and alongside us in 2017.

The central focus of our work, this year, remained on HIV transmission and supporting people impacted by HIV.  This year we have seen some of the most critical developments in the HIV epidemic since records began.  This year, we have seen historically high rates of testing, earlier treatment than ever before, and the emergence of the enormous prevention benefits from two key biomedical approaches to HIV prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and early treatment.

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30 Ways to World AIDS Day

30 ways to world aids day

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about HIV and AIDS. It is a day for the community to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died of AIDS related conditions or other conditions associated with HIV.

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AIDS Action Council acknowledges the sad passing of Levinia Crooks

28 November 1960 – 16 October 2017

 It is with great sadness that the Board, Staff and Volunteers of the AIDS Action Council of the ACT acknowledge the sad passing of Adjunct Associate Professor Levinia Crooks, AM on 16 October 2017 after a long and courageously fought illness.  Levinia was 56 and is survived by her mother, Judy.

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Rainbow Pet Parade: CBR Fair Day 2017

The Rainbow Pet Parade will return to Fair Day in 2017!

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Hosted at Gorman Arts Centre, the finest and fluffiest (or not!) of Canberra's pups will come together to strut their stuff.
Does your puppy have the waggiest tail? Or have the most fashionable outfit?
Register your fur baby by downloading the attachment below and returning it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 26 October. You can also return a hard copy of this form to the Northside stall at CBR Fair Day on the day!
Registration cost: gold coin donation. All proceeds will return directly to Northside Community Service to fund the PAWS Program. Help keep Canberra's vulnerable pets healthy and happy!

Speaking Up, and Accessing Support

“Allies of LGBTIQ people have been asking what they can do to show their support for friends, families and colleagues while the postal survey is being rolled out” Philippa Moss, Executive Director of the AIDS Action Council said today.

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