Everything has changed.
“If you’re an active member of the gay community you’re getting messaging about HIV every time you pick up the Star Observer, but we don’t exist in isolation”
Ahead of World AIDS Day, popular gay web series The Horizon will be screened at the Dendy in Newtown.
NTAHC, the first regional AIDS council in Australia, continues to be the only not for profit organisation providing services and information for people living with or affected by blood borne viruses such as HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C.
Community members have been meeting with Jill Hennessy’s team to discuss the Victorian Government’s next steps around PrEP, with a recent meeting indicating she is in favour of expanding the trial.
One of the biggest overseas suppliers of PrEP for Australians say orders increased by 85 per cent at the end of 2015.
Following the recent decision to expand NSW’s PrEP trial, Victorian politicians and advocates have called on Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jill Hennessy to follow suit.
Along with vigils, World AIDS Day in Queensland was marked by the announcement that along with Queensland Positive People and four other NGOs, the Queensland AIDS Council will share in $8m in HIV funding. This will see a partial restoration in funding following cuts made to the organisation three years ago.