Living With HIV

Ground Breaking Grant To Tackle Smoking Among Lesbians And Same Sex Attracted Women

The NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has announced that ACON will receive funding from the NSW Cancer Institute for a new project aimed at reducing the alarmingly high rates of smoking among lesbians and same sex attracted women (SSAW).

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Posted Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:23pm by admin.

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Win $1000 By Entering Art In The Honour Awards

Visual artists who have created work with an LGBTI* theme could take home a $1000 cash prize by entering their work in the Honour Awards. Now in their eighth year, the Honour Awards are an annual gala charity fundraiser celebrating service to and achievements within NSW's LGBTI community. The charities being supported are Aurora and ACON.

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Posted Mon, 11/08/2014 - 1:52pm by admin.

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HIV Self Testing: Ending HIV Is In Our Hands

Ending HIV transmission by 2020 is possible, but only if gay men test more, treat early and stay safe. To help increase testing rates, the Australian Government recently amended regulation to allow HIV self-testing (HST) devices to be sold in Australia.

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Posted Thu, 07/08/2014 - 4:59pm by admin.

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Position Statement 2014

ACON Releases New HIV Policies During AIDS 2014

On the eve of the world’s biggest HIV conference, ACON has released six new policy position papers on key current issues related to HIV prevention and care.

ACON has released the statements to coincide with AIDS 2014, a global biennial conference on HIV and AIDS which is being held in Melbourne from 20 – 25 July.  

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Posted Wed, 16/07/2014 - 4:51pm by admin.

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New HIV Campaign Targets Chinese Gay Men

A new health education campaign is aiming to reduce HIV transmission among Chinese speaking gay men in NSW by increasing their knowledge of HIV and encouraging regular testing. HIV notifications among Asian gay men in NSW are increasing steadily and currently account for over 17% of new HIV notifications in the state.

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Posted Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:01pm by admin.

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Too Many People Remain Unaware They Have HIV - #HelpEndHIV

Around 10 per cent of HIV positive people in NSW may be unaware they are infected, a statistic NSW Health is looking to change through it's campaign, HIV Testing Week(14-20 July) which encourages and increases access to HIV testing.

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Posted Mon, 14/07/2014 - 11:58am by admin.

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