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World AIDS Day 2019

On 1 December every year, people around the world stop to mark World AIDS Day. People from different cultures, faiths and political persuasions all put aside their differences to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourn those lost to it. Here are some images from World AIDS Day 2019 events across the globe. Participants …

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New Zealand charities have launched the world’s first “HIV positive sperm bank” in an bid to reduce the stigma experienced by those living with the virus. Sperm Positive has started with three male donors from across New Zealand who are living with HIV but have an undetectable viral load. This does not cure the virus …

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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced HIV treatment drug Dovato will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, making it a more affordable for Australians living with HIV. “From December 1, Australians living with HIV will save more than $8,500 a year with the listing of a new combination medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits …

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An Australian study has found gay and bisexual men taking HIV prevention medication PrEP also have significantly lower levels of HIV-related anxiety. PrEP was made available in Australia through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in April 2018. When taken as directed, the once-daily pill is up to 99% effective at preventing an HIV negative person from …

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There’s a program of events planned all over the state for World AIDS Day Queensland 2019. On the 1st of December each year, we pause to reflect on our progress in the fight against HIV. We remember those we lost and commit to supporting those still living with HIV today.  It is also a time …

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At 1988’s Third National Conference on HIV/AIDS, a group of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) outed themselves as positive. This was undoubtedly a brave action at a time of massive social stigma. Consequently, a national coalition emerged from that group. They decided to establish PLWHA groups across Australia. The Queensland representatives, Reg Carnell and Bill …

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Prince Harry and openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas have teamed up to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing. The pair met with UK gay rugby club the King’s Cross Steelers ahead of the UK’s upcoming National HIV Testing Week. Two months ago, the former Wales rugby player (pictured above, right) revealed he …

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The Portuguese man known as “the Lisbon patient” who was the oldest known person living with HIV has died after reaching his 100th birthday. The man’s real name was not made public, but researchers gave him the pseudonym Miguel in case studies. Miguel died last month aged 100, CTV News reported. He died peacefully in …

Daniel Cordner

Australian artist and person living with HIV (PLHIV), Daniel Cordner, recently shared his poignant story of personal growth. After the shame and fear of an HIV diagnosis, Daniel interpreted his turn around via a live drawing representation of his ‘positive experience’ at an HIV event in Melbourne. The idea came from a friend and fellow …

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Instagram has come under fire for rejecting an ad promoting HIV medication PrEP, deeming it political advertising. PrEP is a once-daily tablet that has been found to be 99% effective at reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people. Over the years and worldwide, it has dramatically reduced the rates of HIV infection among …

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