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
The Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2017 will be released today by the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW Sydney, alongside The Kirby Institute’s Australia Annual Surveillance Report (ASR) in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections at the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference in Canberra.
Please note that this blog post is correct as at October 10, 2017. For more information about access to PrEP in the ACT, please click here.
The ACT PrEP trial has commenced, and the ACT Government is providing more than $110,000 to support the local trial, which will include up to 315 participants over 15 months. The trial is being conducted through the Canberra Sexual Health Centre at Canberra Hospital and the Interchange General Practice in Civic.
The local trial is part of the Expanded Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Implementation in Communities in NSW Trial (EPIC-NSW trial) funded by NSW Health and run by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.
The AIDS Action Council is partnering with Green Cross Pharmacy Australia to improve access to PrEP for our communities. Through our relationship with Green Cross Pharmacy, the AIDS Action Council is able to assist you in accessing PrEP for free. Find out more about this program by clicking the link below.
Transgender women living with HIV may be hesitant to use antiretroviral therapy (ART) or not take it as prescribed because of concerns about drug interactions with feminising hormones, according to a presentation at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.