As a grassroots, peer led, community based organisation we are guided, supported and assisted by our members and volunteers. They provide us with access to community intelligence and cultural knowledge; greater reach; self-generated funds; and efficient data and information collection. Additionally, volunteers join us as peer educators, make up our Board, and are integral to the operation of our counselling service.
Together for Better is a new online resource that challenges some common assumptions about relationships between HIV + and HIV - Men. With information on disclosure, managing HIV, and prevention this is a great resource for all gay men.
Across the globe, June is pride month, celebrating the LGBTI community.
But recent events, including the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, have thrust issues surrounding homophobia back into the international spotlight.
In Canberra, the month marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of a doctor who dedicated his life to treating and supporting those living with HIV/AIDS.
The AIDS Action Council's Executive Director Philippa Moss has been featured in the Canberra Weekly.
The AIDS Action Council in conjunction with the CBR LGBTIQ Community Consortium have some exceptional events and workshops coming up over the next few months. Financial Tune Up; LGBTIQ Aged Care Awareness Training; PrEP in the Pub; Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex Rights; Renting & Shared Housing and Who is a Parent?. See more details below:
For small organisations such as our own, conference attendance plays an important part in moving the work of the organisation forward. It is a chance to connect with peers from across the country and across the range of work in our sector. Thirty years on from the beginning of the HIV epidemic , changes in treatments, prevention tools and the complex responses required for reducing HIV transmissions means that maintaining the partnership of community, researchers, clinicians and government is as important as ever.
We hope you are enjoying the start of autumn, and are taking the time to notice the changing colours around us. We have had a busy start for the first part of the year, and have a lot going on over the next few months.
Starting in May Marcus will be taking a month’s leave. He’ll be away from Monday the 9th and returns on Monday the 6th June. Pauline will also be taking leave from Thursday the 19th of May through to the 1st of June. While Marcus and Pauline are away, please direct any questions you may have to Sue Webeck.