We join the community in mourning the passing of David Cooper

The fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS in Australia is driven by the passion, determination and dedication of advocates and activists across the nation. David Cooper was one such leader, and the staff and Board of AIDS Action Council join the Kirby Insititute in mourning the passing of Professor David Cooper.

One of UNSW Sydney’s and Australia’s most distinguished academic leaders, Scientia Professor David Cooper, passed away on Sunday 18 March after a short illness. Professor Cooper was internationally renowned, initiating ground-breaking, collaborative infectious disease research that has saved countless lives in Australia, and throughout the world. He was among the first responders when the HIV epidemic reached Australia in the early 1980s, and the inaugural director of the research centre, founded in 1986, that grew to become the Kirby Institute and established Australia’s ongoing global leadership in the fight against the global HIV epidemic. 

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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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Annual General Meeting, 2016 - 2017

 Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the AIDS Action Council of the ACT Incorporated will be held:

Wednesday 29 November 2017
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Forest Room, Pavilion on Northbourne,
242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson ACT 2602

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