The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s decision to revise the blood donation deferral period for gay and bisexual men to three months is a sensible improvement that will expand the pool of blood donors when implemented.
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and the National LGBTI Health Alliance today called for health practitioners and medical professionals to ensure the health needs of LGBTI people are considered across all responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Federal Government’s decision to extend funding for organisations at the heart of the nation’s HIV prevention effort will bolster Australia’s impressive progress in reducing new transmissions and combating stigma.
Australia’s HIV prevention effort is the strongest it has been in almost two decades, thanks to sustained emphasis on testing, treatment as prevention, and increased uptake of the HIV prevention medicine, PrEP.
The G20 has endorsed the financial replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, reinforcing the case for Australia to also play its part in ending the world’s three great epidemics.
HIV diagnoses in Australia have fallen to the lowest level since 2010, according to data released by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney today, but there are serious concerns over the lack of progress among heterosexual and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations has hailed a ground-breaking decision by India’s Supreme Court to strike down laws criminalising LGBT people, by annulling key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
The inclusion of Julie Bates in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honour list is a recognition of her extraordinary achievements as an advocate and campaigner, and a milestone moment in the acceptance of sex work in Australia.
Today’s PBAC decision to recommend PBS listing of the HIV prevention pill, PrEP, is a critical step towards dramatically reducing HIV transmission in Australia, according to the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations.
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations has welcomed federal Labor’s commitment to fund a reinvigorated community-led HIV response, critical to Australia reaching its goal of ending HIV transmission.
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to a package of policies that will provide important support to the community-led HIV response.
MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2017 FEDERAL BUDGET: DRUG TESTING OF WELFARE RECIPIENTS COSTLY AND POINTLESS The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL), Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) and the Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association have warned that drug testing welfare recipients […]