HIV Australia 2019
Find on this page commissioned articles, audio interviews, and editorials about the latest in HIV, from both a local and global perspective.
In Conversation: The Hon Dr Neal Blewett AC and the Hon Dr Peter Baume AC
An interview with the Hon Dr Neal Blewett AC and the Hon Dr Peter Baume AC on the bipartisanship that defined Australia’s early response to the HIV epidemic.
Critical Care: Australian Nurses and the HIV/AIDS Crisis
In his 1993 memoir Take Me to Paris, Johnny, Australian historian John Foster recalls the fear and paranoia surrounding his HIV positive partner, Juan Céspedes, when he was admitted to hospital in the late 1980s.
Never Turning Back
For the first twelve years of the epidemic, HIV/AIDS was a mass trauma event for the gay community in Australia. It was a prolonged period of psychological and social disruption threatening the coping capacity of the communities and threatening their very survival.