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We acknowledge the sad passing of Tony Maynard

“Tony brought a wealth of experience and wisdom to VAC. His legacy is woven into the fabric of so many of the organisations that played a vital role in the Australian response to HIV and AIDS. We will miss his unwavering dedication but will feel the impact of his valuable contribution in perpetuity.” - VAC President Chad Hughes

  AIDS Action Council acknowledges the sad passing of a dedicated champion in the response to HIV and AIDS with the passing of Tony Maynard.   Serving on the current Victorian AIDS Council board, Tony’s longstanding commitment to addressing HIV in Australia goes back over 30 years -   beginning with his work as VAC’s first Treatments Officer during the height of the epidemic.

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Hepatitis A Health Alert

Increase in Hepatitis A cases in MSM in Australia

Hepatitis A is spread through person-to-person transmission, including sexual activity, and is not limited to MSM. Transmission can also occur whilst sharing injecting equipment such as needles, and through the consumption of contaminated food and water. Hep A is preventable - vaccination protects you and others in the community.

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An HIV undetectable status means HIV cannot be transmitted

 

A community brief on U=U (Undetectable = Untransmissible) drafted by the International Council of AIDS Services Organisations (ICASO) based out of Toronto, Canada in partnership with several Canadian organisations has been launched at the annual Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) conference currently being held in Canberra, Australia.

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ACT Access to PrEP

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is the regular use of HIV medications by HIV-negative people to prevent HIV acquisition. People at high risk of HIV are eligible for PrEP. In Australia, some sexually active gay and bisexual men, transgender people and heterosexual people with an HIV positive partner who does not have an undetectable viral load are population groups that are at high risk. Research shows that the medication used for PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV transmission among these population groups.

On 21 March 2018, the Federal Minister for Health announced that PrEP will be subsidised by the Australian Government through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 April 2018. For more information about what this means please see the AFAO PrEP Factsheet.

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