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The 1st December is designated as an international day to raise awareness of AIDS caused by HIV. The day also remembers the victims of AIDS and allows an opportunity to mourn those who died.

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Madonna tears up during emotional speech on World AIDS Day

Madonna held back tears as she gave her concert audience a heart-to-heart gay history lesson in a speech on World AIDS Day. The singer is currently in Europe on her Celebration Tour, with each concert stacked with her greatest hits. During each show, Madonna sings her 1986 ballad Live To Tell as visuals display the …

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 …

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World AIDS Day 2021, 40 years of HIV

Anniversaries offer an opportunity to reflect on where we came from and the path ahead. This year marks 40 years since the first official reports of the condition later known as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). On World AIDS Day (WAD) 2021, we remember the more than 32 million people lost to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) …

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World AIDS Day: Expanded Medicare access to fight HIV in Australia

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced all Australians with HIV will get access to their life-saving antiretroviral medicine, regardless of their Medicare eligibility. Hunt announced the initiative this morning at a virtual parliamentary breakfast to mark World AIDS Day today. “Today, more than 28,000 Australians are living with HIV. It is very pleasing that …

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Queensland vigils for World AIDS Day 2020 to go ahead

Community activities across Queensland will recognise World AIDS Day next Tuesday, with safety controls in place to protect our communities from COVID-19. In Brisbane, the World AIDS Day Vigils have been held on December 1 every year since 1990. And this year, a number of other vigils and events are still going ahead across the …

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Domestic and family violence for PLHIV: No excuse… ever.

Domestic and family violence occurs in LGBTIQ+ relationships at approximately the same rates as in heterosexual relationships. Additionally, people living with HIV may experience specific types of abuse if they are in an unhealthy relationship. However, while living with HIV can cause stress and other problems, it is not a cause of, nor an excuse …

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World AIDS Day 2019 around Australia and the world

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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How to commemorate World AIDS Day Queensland in 2019

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 …

‘Safe, Inclusive And Welcoming’: How The Star Entertainment Group Supports Its LGBTIQ Employees

As part of their vision to be Australia’s leading integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment Group makes diversity and inclusion a key aspect of their business strategy. “The Star Entertainment Group’s properties have always been a part of, and contributed significantly to, our communities,” CEO and Managing Director Matt Bekier said. “As a result, we …

WATCH: UK MP Reveals He’s HIV Positive In Moving Speech For World AIDS Day

A British MP has told the UK’s House of Commons that he is HIV-positive in a bid to tackle stigma around the disease ahead of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Saturday. Lloyd Russell-Moyle told his fellow MPs, “Next year, I’ll be marking an anniversary of my own, 10 years since I became …

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