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The global HIV epidemic

The global HIV pandemic remains one of the greatest challenges of our age and has been called the greatest health crisis in human history. Australia's success in responding to HIV — involving people living with HIV and the affected communities — remains a model of best practice in health promotion.

AIDS 2008: The Swiss Statement – the debate continues

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 24 September 2008

The President of the Swiss Federal AIDS Commission, which produced the controversial statement on the effect of treatment of HIV transmission earlier this year, made some qualifications to the statement on a panel of experts at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. read more »

AIDS 2008: Criminalisation a hot topic

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 24 September 2008

The criminalisation of HIV transmission or exposure was one of the burning issues at the World AIDS Conference and at a prior satellite meeting. South African Supreme Court Justice Edwin Cameron delivered a speech that called for an unambiguous rejection of the use of criminal law to regulate the sexual behaviour of those with or at risk of HIV. read more »

AIDS 2008: Living with complexity

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 24 September 2008

There will be no simple solution to the HIV/AIDS crisis, delegates to the 17th International AIDS Society World AIDS Conference have been told. read more »

Piot steps down from UNAIDS

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 21 July 2008
The global HIV epidemic

Peter Piot, the Executive Director of UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the epidemic. for the past 13 years, is stepping down at the end of this year. read more »

AIDS is over (for some): WHO chief

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 21 July 2008
The global HIV epidemic

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Kevin de Cock caused some controversy with a recent statement that, apart from African countries, “it is very unlikely there will be a heterosexual epidemic in other countries." read more »

PNG: HIV, STIs set to rise

Positive Living article • admin • 26 June 2008
The global HIV epidemic

Fears that increased movement of people from PNGPapua New Guinea into the Torres Strait Protection Zone will lead to increased HIV transmission and STIs[Sexually Transmissible (or Transmitted) Infection] Infections spread by the transfer of organisms from person to person during sexual contact. Also called venereal disease (VD) (an older public health term) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). is the subject of ongoing discussion between high level officials from PNG and Australia. read more »

World AIDS Day

Positive Living article • Serena Maluwisa • 1 December 2007

A broad variety of events to mark World AIDS Day will occur around Australia this year to raise awareness throughout Australia about HIV/AIDS issues, including providing an opportunity for the broader community to show support for positive people, and increase knowledge of prevention initiatives, as well as support services available in the community. read more »

Activists call attention to TB/HIV coinfection issues

Positive Living article • Serena Maluwisa • 1 December 2007

TB remains the biggest killer among HIV-positive people, experts estimated on the opening day of the 38th World Lung Health conference in South Africa. read more »

Prevention is everybody’s business

Positive Living article • Robert Mitchell • 1 December 2007

This year’s World AIDS Day theme presents an opportunity for people living with HIV to talk about our role in response to the HIV epidemic in this country, writes NAPWHA President Robert Mitchell. read more »

AIDS Awareness Week: Do we still need it?

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 1 December 2007

World AIDS Day may remind us of the illness and death associated with living with HIV, but it serves an important purpose in raising awareness, writes David Menadue. read more »

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