Helping Herd Workshop

Join us for Helping Herd – an equine therapy workshop for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) people. The aim of the workshop is to give you the opportunity to reflect on positive mental health and build skills of resilience, as well as to have conversations addressing stigma and discrimination relating to mental illness.

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AIDS epidemic no longer a public health issue, but HIV still is

AIDS is no longer a public health problem in Australia. This is the announcement that came earlier this week from leading scientists at the Kirby and Peter Doherty institutes and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO).

But what does this really mean?

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Vale Andrew McLeod

On behalf of the Board and staff of the AIDS Action Council, we wish to send our heartfelt condolences to family and friends of Andrew Mcleod who sadly passed away on Saturday 16 July.

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Dr Alex Wodak will be guest speaker at this year’s AIDS Action Council Annual General Meeting.

Dr Alex Wodak AM was the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, from 1982 to 2012. Dr. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association (1996-2004). He helped establish the first needle syringe programme and first medically supervised injecting centre in Australia when both were pre-legal. After he retired in 2012, Dr Wodak made drug law reform in Australia and beyond his retirement project.

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HIV infecting 2M more people every year

Goal of eradicating AIDS by 2030 will be impossible without more work on prevention, says UNAIDS report.

Talk of the end of AIDS was premature, according to a new UN report that reveals the steady decline in new HIV infections stalled five years ago and that, in some areas, the numbers are rising again.

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Stop the Drama Downunder!

The new phase of 'The Drama Downunder' is out now!

Drama Downunder is a nation-wide campaign encouraging gay men and other men who have sex with men to become more savvy about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and get regular sexual health checks.

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Plan to boost sexual health services

Plan to address STIs, boost sexual health services in Canberra: ACT government. The ACT will boost access to sexual health services and focus on new programs and clinical trials aimed at stopping and reducing the spread of HIV, hepatitis B and C and sexually transmissible infections.

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