There has been a lot of debate about the privacy impacts of My Health Record. Some people were uncomfortable that it had changed from an “opt in” scheme, where you had to make a decision to participate, to an “opt out” scheme where you participated unless you acted to not participate. Other people were uncomfortable with the level of protection in the law for the information stored in the record. Some people welcomed not having to repeat everything to every health professional and having detailed information readily accessible and under their control. So- is My Health Record good or bad- how do we know?
In mid-July, I was lucky to attend the 2018 LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference in Melbourne. The conference runs annually and is jointly hosted by Thorne Harbour Health (formally VAC) and ACON. Over two days, presenters from organisations, local governments and universities around Australia and the pacific cover a broad range of topics related to women’s health including sexual health, alcohol and other drugs use, the wellbeing of culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
AIDS2018 was a historic week in the global response and a hectic week for those at the conference. More than 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from more than 160 countries came together in Amsterdam for AIDS 2018 – this was a key milestone on the road to a world without HIV and HIV related stigma.
We are proud to present CBR Fair Day 2019 with the support of our principal partner, the ACT Government, venue partner Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and festival partner SpringOUT. This year to mark 20 years of Fair Day launching SringOUT,we invite you to connect (with new friends, with new ideas and new experiences), to create (memories, happiness, and art) and celebrate all of the wonderful, brave and loveable aspects of Canberra's unique LGBTIQ+ culture. We'll be showcasing all of the performances, stalls and experiences you've come to know and love over the years, along with some great new experiences to make this year's Fair Day extra special!
Where: Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon
When: Saturday 2 November
Time: 11am – 4pm
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AIDS Action Council warmly invites little people aged 0-15 years and their families to the Rainbow Families Winter Ball at Corroboree Park Function Hall on Saturday 16 June.
"Reflecting on our Past, Preparing for our Future”.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial reminds us of the tremendous impact that HIV and the AIDS movement have had on our lives. The Memorial emphasizes the need for people living with and affected by HIV to join hands and reflect on the past and the precious lives that have been lost.
New York City’s Bruce Richman is the award-winning founder of Prevention Access Campaign, the movement behind the U=U phenomenon. Bruce is coming to Australia as part of a nationwide U=U campaign from The Institute of Many (TIM) and Dynamix International and he'll be answering all your questions alongside medical/research professionals and other community members.
The AIDS Action Council invites you to morning tea at Havelock House to remember and support women living with HIV on National Day of Women Living with HIV. Coming the day after International Women's Day, this awareness-raising day was created by Femfatales, a network of women living with HIV of the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA).
Please bring a gold coin donation to help support women impacted by and living positively with HIV.
When: 10.30am – 12pm on Friday 9 March 2018
Where: 85 Northbourne Ave, Turner
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