Whilst wandering through the Global Village, JOY 94.9’s Dean Beck bumped into Transgender Victoria’s Executive Director, Sally Goldner.
The 20th International AIDS Conference held in Melbourne included Sex Workers for the first time at such an event.
Less than 24 hours before the conclusion of the 20th International AIDS Conference, Minister Davis’ croaky voice managed to hold up long enough for him to provide some personal reflections on the largest conference ever staged in Australia – AIDS 2014.
Over the last 22 years, the Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE) Inc. has delivered over $42,000 in grants that support individuals, groups and organisations within Melbourne’s thriving GLBTI community.
Victoria’s Health Minister David Davis chose an AIDS 2014 pre-conference forum titled “Beyond Blame” to announce all states have commitment to the national goal of reducing new infections of HIV to zero by 2020 Australia wide.
Introduced by the Executive Officer of Living Positive Victoria, Brent Allan, the key note address launching the ENUF Voices exhibition was delivered by Ian Smith founder of Bespoke Approach and husband to Australia’s youngest ever female federal politician, Natasha Stott Despoja.
In Victoria, if one person infects another with HIV they may be prosecuted under section 19a of Crimes Act, potentially facing a maximum penalty of 25 years in gaol.
ENUF Ambassador Dean Beck went along to the opening night of ENUF Voices, a 24 hour a day multi-media exhibition challenging HIV stigma and promoting resilience amongst people living with and those affected by HIV.
Whilst he waited in line at Melbourne’s Town Hall to attend the ABC panel program Q&A, Dean Beck arranged to speak with the Victorian AIDS Council’s, Colin Batrouney. Accompanying Colin was Dr Judy Auerbach, former Vice President of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and together they were about to host a special forum devoted to…
State health ministers David Davis (VIC) and Jillian Skinner (NSW) joined Professor Sharon Lewin Local Co-Chair of AIDS 2014 to announce the Legacy Statement of AIDS 21014.