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Manuel Guerrero is in jail in Qatar after he fell victim to a police Grindr sting

British gay man arrested in Qatar is running out of HIV meds

British-Mexican man Manuel Guerrero, who was arrested and held in Qatar after a Grindr sting, is running out of his vital HIV medication, his family say. Manuel (above), who works for Qatar airways, was arrested on February 4 after police used a fake profile to invite him to a meeting, his brother Enrique said. Qatar …

LGBTQIA+ community members on Australia Day Honours 2024

Paralympic champ, 78er among LGBTQIA+ Australia Day Honours

A 78er, a Paralympic champion, a HIV/AIDS pioneer, and a longtime community volunteer are among the LGBTQIA+ Aussies recognised in the 2024 Australia Day Honours. More than 1000 people across Australia have been recognised in the 2024 Honours List for their achievements and service to the community. Robert French (above centre), a 78er and longtime …

ACON's Red Ribbon Appeal 2023 ahead of World AIDS Day

NSW signs pledge to end HIV epidemic by 2030

NSW has signed on to a global pledge to end the HIV epidemic by 2030, following other Aussie states as well as hundreds of cities worldwide vowing to eliminate HIV transmission. Friday, December 1, is World AIDS Day, honouring those affected by HIV. NSW Health Minister Ryan Park has today signed the global Paris Declaration …

Queensland Health Minister Shannon Fentiman and placard at rally with HIV message U=U, which means undetectable equals untransmissible, HIV care is now free for all

Queenslanders with HIV can now access medication for free

All Queenslanders living with HIV can now access their HIV medication for free, with Queensland Health now waiving co-payments for antiretroviral therapy. HIV antiretroviral medication works to stop the virus from replicating in the body and protects the immune system. The medication not only allows those with HIV to live long and healthy lives, but …

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IAS 2023 call to finally end Australia’s HIV visa restrictions

Advocates at last month’s 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Brisbane used the event to call for the Albanese Government to finally remove the last restrictions around people who are living with HIV from migrating to Australia. Australia is one of only around 40 countries in 2023 that still maintains visa restrictions …

Shannon Fentiman at the IAS 2023 conference announcing HIV medication co-payment waivers

Queenslanders with HIV will soon get access to free medication

Queensland Health Minister Shannon Fentiman has announced the government will remove co-payments to make HIV medication free for everyone, regardless of their Medicare eligibility. Fentiman made the announcement on Thursday. She was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Brisbane. All Queenslanders living with HIV will …

Dr Sharon Lewin from the Peter Doherty Institute is President of International AIDS Society

Researchers say a sixth person with HIV possibly ‘cured’

Scientists say a European man has joined only half a dozen people in the world “cured” of HIV after a stem cell transplant, but with one crucial difference. The man, known as the “Geneva patient,” was diagnosed with HIV in 1990. He began taking antiretroviral treatment in the 2000s, the medication that suppresses the virus. …

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Ita Buttrose named patron of our longest-running HIV charity

HIV charity the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation has appointed Ita Buttrose as patron, in recognition of her contribution to public health policy and Australia’s response to HIV/AIDS over the past 40 years. Ita is of course known for her legendary media career. But Australia’s longest-running HIV charity, the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, is also recognising her decades …

Queensland Positive People pays tribute to Matt Hall

Tributes after death of footy player and HIV advocate Matt Hall

Former Aussie Rules football player Matt Hall has been remembered as a “passionate and devoted” advocate for Australians with HIV after the Queenslander died this week. Queensland Positive People announced the death of Matt, their longtime member and former President, in an online tribute. “On behalf of QPP, its staff and friends we are deeply …

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Albanese Government unveils $19.7 million HIV funding plan

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Anthony Albanese government announced that it will allocate an additional $19.7 million in the 2023-24 Budget to fulfill its promise of eliminating HIV in Australia. The funding package reportedly aims to “address the health disparities experienced by LGBTIQA+ people”. “Australia can be very proud of our efforts to …

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