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.
While many LGBTI people live happy, healthy and productive lives, there are a range of preventable mental health issues which affect a disproportionate number of people in the LGBTI community compared to the general population. LGBTI people are twice as likely to experience anxiety disorders, three times as likely to experience affective disorders such as depression and social phobias and five times more likely to experience major depressive episodes.
The podcast has become a formidable tool for communication and promotion. The AIDS Action Council is well placed to take full advantage of this online phenomenon with the highly anticipated launch of its Podcast series. “Check It Out”.
Not only will “Check it Out” extend the AIDS Action Council’s reach in terms of HIV prevention education, sexual health promotion, gender diversity awareness and LGBTIQ community issues, it prides itself on being quintessentially Canberra.
Canberra is a unique and fascinating city that, on the one hand, feels a little like a country town, but on the other, is an epicentre of knowledge and decision making in Australia. Canberra is growing and developing faster than any state in the country in population and Canberra’s cultural landscape seems to be following this trend. This is the perfect time to remind people the AIDS Action Council is working hard to keep important issues on the front page.
Dr Tim Dyke President of the AIDS Action Council said “We have a wonderful opportunity to tell our stories and shine a light on the amazing people who live and work in Canberra. We also have a real chance to communicate with people far and wide in an extraordinary way and to connect with our communities in the ACT - and the rest of the world. Whether you’re an isolated young person in a country town or somebody planning a visit to our nation’s capital, you will know about the AIDS Action Council and how you can connect with us. ”
“Check it Out” will launch on Monday February 5 consisting of several episodes with regular new episodes to follow. You can access the entire series via the AIDS Action Council website or wherever you download your favourite podcasts. Visit our website to listen now: aidsaction.org.au/podcast
About the AIDS Action Council
The AIDS Action Council is a not for profit community organisation that works to build strong, connected and supportive communities that are free of new HIV transmissions, marginalisation, discrimination and stigma. To learn more visit www.aidsaction.org.au or www.facebook.com/AIDSactionACT, or call us on 6257 2855.
In WA district Court CJ Palmer, who had previously worked as a sex worker, has today received a guilty verdict for the charge of grievous bodily harm in relation to the transmission of HIV to her ex-partner. CJ, a trans woman, has been remanded in a male prison until sentencing on the 16th February 2017 and will have to serve out her sentence in a male prison.