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What's new from AFAO, our members, and around the world. 

QPrEPd trial commences enrolment

AFAO welcomes the Queensland government announcement that QPrEPd, a state-wide PrEP demonstration project, has now commenced enrollment

Published : 08/11/2016

HIV in Australia: 2017 - infographics

AFAO has put together a handy set of infographics outlining key statistics on HIV in Australia.

Published : 23/09/2016
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Global Fund raises $12.9B to fight HIV, TB and Malaria

At the Fifth Global Fund Replenishment Conference, donors pledged almost $13 billion to support the work of the Fund for the next three years.

Published : 20/09/2016

Queensland amends age of consent laws for anal sex

The Queensland parliament has voted to reduce age of consent laws for anal sex to age 16, bringing them into line with all other lawful sex acts in the state. It will also replace the word 'sodomy' with 'anal intercourse' in the Criminal Code to reduce stigma.

Published : 16/09/2016

Kirby Institute Honour for AFAO CEO

On 1 October, AFAO CEO Darryl O’Donnell will have the academic title of Adjunct Associate Professor conferred upon him by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia, in recognition of his contribution to research and to Australia's community response to HIV.

Published : 16/09/2016

Australia increases pledge to the Global Fund

AFAO has welcomed Australia’s increased funding commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Australia has pledged $220 million for the 2017-2019 period.

Published : 16/09/2016
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Federal MPs call for increased support to the Global Fund

Well over half of Australia’s federal MPs have urged the Government to increase support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which is seeking renewed funding to continue its work for 2017-2019.

Published : 01/09/2016

AFAO publishes Australian PrEP roundup

Following the PBAC decision not to recommend funding PrEP through the PBS, AFAO has produced an Australian PrEP roundup paper to sustain advocacy efforts and raise awareness about current options for accessing PrEP around the country.

Published : 23/08/2016
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HIV prevention pill rejected by drug funding committee

AFAO has expressed great disappointment at the decision by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee not to recommend funding PrEP through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Published : 19/08/2016
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GRUNT: sexual health campaign launched for gay, bi and queer trans men

The Peer Advocacy network for the Sexual Health of Trans Masculinities ( and Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have launched ‘GRUNT’, a new HIV prevention and sexual health campaign for transgender men who have sex with cisgender men.

Published : 16/08/2016
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OUTspoken – a new campaign for young gay and same-sex attracted men

OUTspoken is a new nationwide initiative produced by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) for young gay and other same-sex attracted men.

Published : 29/07/2016
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Australia marks progress against AIDS; the challenge now is HIV

Australia’s top HIV/AIDS epidemiologists, scientists and community sector representatives hail Australia's extraordinary progress against AIDS and call for greater action on HIV.

Published : 11/07/2016

AIVL appoints new CEO

The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) has announced the appointment of Dr Angella Duvnjak as their new CEO.

Published : 07/07/2016

HIV and Mobility Health Promotion Forum

AFAO's HIV and Mobility Forum in May focussed on best practice for CALD health promotion for the HIV/BBV sector.

Published : 29/06/2016

Together for Better

Together for Better is an online resource for gay men about serodiscordant relationships.

Published : 29/06/2016

Stop the Drama Downunder!

The latest phase of popular ‘The Drama Downunder’ sexual health campaign is out now!

Published : 24/06/2016
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AFAO SHIFT program approved for grant-making phase

AFAO is pleased to announce a new regional HIV program, which will bolster the community response to HIV in a range of countries across Asia.

Published : 24/05/2016
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AFAO welcomes approval of Truvada for PrEP

AFAO welcomes the TGA’s decision to register the drug Truvada for HIV prevention as a major milestone towards ending HIV transmission.

Published : 06/05/2016
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PrEPARING ASIA: A new direction for HIV prevention among MSM in Asia

A new report published by the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) outlines the urgent need for PrEP to be included in national HIV prevention strategies in Asia and the Pacific.

Published : 29/04/2016

Final Seronconversion report findings released

Earlier diagnosis of HIV and peer support for those newly diagnosed reduces the likelihood of onward transmission of HIV, was one of the headline findings of the final Kirby Institute Seroconversion study report.

Published : 26/04/2016

Expanded PrEP Demonstration Project Announced for Qld

The Queensland government has announced funding for an expanded PrEP demonstration project, offering PrEP to 2,000 men at risk of HIV in Queensland.

Published : 26/04/2016

Zaburoni v The Queen appeal success

HIV advocates today welcomed the outcome of a High Court appeal related to the application of criminal law in regard to HIV transmission.

Published : 06/04/2016

AIVL farewells Annie Madden, welcomes Craig Cooper

Annie Madden leaves AIVL after 16 years as Executive Officer; Craig Cooper appointed as interim EO.

Published : 10/03/2016

You me & HIV: the serodiscordant couples study

The You Me & HIV study findings will help inform health promotion for serodiscordant couples.

Published : 07/03/2016

HIV prevention news from CROI 2016

Promising results from trials of biomedical HIV prevention strategies, including PrEP, vaginal rings, and rectal microbicides, were presented at CROI 2016.

Published : 29/02/2016

New phase of Your Body Blueprint

The latest phase of Your Body Blueprint has just been launched. The national campaign is designed to encourage and support people living with HIV to lead healthier lives, reduce the risk of illness, and enhance quality of life.

Published : 12/09/2014
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Shigella increase identified among gay men in NSW

Gay men in Sydney are being advised to take precautions following an increase in cases of the gut infection shigella among gay men.

Published : 21/02/2014
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This page was published on 17 January, 2011