Tonight on The Woods from AIDS 2014, we hear from two prominent Bear community members, current VicBears president, Peter Undy and past VicBears president, Phil Webster, who tell us their stories.
Sally Goldner reflects on AIDS 2014
Whilst wandering through the Global Village, JOY 94.9’s Dean Beck bumped into Transgender Victoria’s Executive Director, Sally Goldner.
EXCLUSIVE: Health Minister David Davis reflects on AIDS 2014
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Melbourne’s GLOBE grants rewards and announces awards
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.
Anna-Laura Ross from the Towards an HIV Cure project
Danish researchers have used an anti-cancer medicine to activate HIV hidden in the cells of patients taking anti-HIV drugs, exposing the virus to the immune system and making it susceptible to attack. The results were released today as part of the International Aid Society’s Towards an HIV Cure project advocating for increased investment in HIV…
Health Minister David Davis announces review of HIV criminalisation law
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.
Ian Smith Is standing straight against HIV stigma
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.
Decriminalising HIV in Victoria
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 Voices open 24 hours
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.
PrEParing Victoria’s gay men
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…