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.
With the support of the ACT Government Office of LGBTIQ Affairs, the AIDS Action Council is providing counselling and support services during the Australian Marriage Equality Postal Survey.
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.
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.
The Rainbow Pet Parade will return to Fair Day in 2017!
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?
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!
“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.