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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Canberra Responding to LGBTIQ Domestic Violence

Canberra domestic violence prevention program helps bystanders interrupt abuse

A new program is empowering bystanders to recognise and intervene in domestic violence abuse situations.

The MATE program, run by the AIDS Action Council, has been designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and have the confidence to speak out and offer help.

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PrEP: A little blue pill in the toolbox

Taken as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), the little blue Truvada pill could be one of the most exciting and empowering tools for fighting HIV that we have seen.  PrEP is medication taken prior to having sex that stops HIV transmission from occurring. It is quickly becoming an essential part of many gay men’s options for managing their sexual health, even though it is not readily available in Australia. 

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Super-gonorrhoea’s spread

There is “huge concern” among doctors that “super-gonorrhoea” is spreading across England. The highly drug-resistant strain of the sexually transmitted superbug is at risk of becoming untreatable if the only fully effective antibiotic remaining fails, experts say.

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