Tag Archives

Can’t cop HIV by bites

By ANDREW M POTTS The Police Association of NSW (PANSW) has issued a rare apology after its president, Tony King, made comments that appeared to imply that HIV could be spread by saliva or by biting. However, the police association is continuing to maintain that a HIV-positive person could transmit the virus to another person […]

PrEP PBS listing making leaps

  By Isobel Rushe The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s (PBAC) recommendation to list PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is a critical step towards dramatically reducing HIV transmission in Australia. A listing on PBS will bring PrEP within reach of many of those who are at risk of HIV transmission across Australia. […]

Holding A Candle To HIV

By Emily Shen The Sydney Candlelight Memorial will be held at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst once again to remember, honour and celebrate the lives of those who have passed from HIV or AIDs. Held on International Remembrance Day, the memorial has run for over 18 years as a joint production by ACON and Positive […]

Charlie Sheen brings community together at World AIDS Day

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR World AIDS Day this December will facilitate the continuing fight against HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination. In the wake of popular actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement of his HIV positive status, health leaders are calling for more community education regarding the virus. To mark the day on December 1, the AIDS Council of NSW […]

Playing Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson was the famous All-American ladies' man, a popular actor, a closeted homosexual and the first celebrity to die of AIDS in 1985. Writer and director Cameron Lukey explores the contradictions, controversy and uncertainty of Hudson during the final years of his life in the dramatic production Playing Rock Hudson. The narrative is based […]

New petition seeks ACON reforms

Concerned community activists have started an electronic petition on Change.org calling on NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner to investigate GLBTI health and wellbeing organisation, ACON. Activists from the Australian chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (New ACT UP) say ACON is wasting millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money each year. ACON, which was […]