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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.

IAS Conference opens with spotlight on politics

Story • Paul Kidd • 23 July 2007

The 4th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention has opened in Sydney with calls for increased funding for HIV research, and a powerful rejection of the Australian Prime Minister's plans to tighten restrictions on immigration by people living with HIV/AIDS. read more »

Many faces, different stories

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 21 December 2006

The 19th World AIDS Day was marked across Australia on December 1, with speeches, concerts, and warnings about increasing numbers of new infections. read more »

Reflections on the 2006 IAC Conference in Toronto

Positive Living article • John Rock • 5 October 2006

While there has been “slow but useful progress on many fronts,” the global response to HIV/AIDS is still too slow and too weak, writes JOHN ROCKread more »

HIV: Who Cares?

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 13 July 2006

A landmark high-level United Nations meeting has failed to make any firm commitment to increased access to HIV treatment, despite energetic lobbying by AIDS activists to head off a weakened international response to HIV/AIDSread more »

"Talk with us, not about us"

Positive Living article • Maura Elaripe • 10 July 2006
The global HIV epidemic

Maura Elaripe, an HIV-positive treatments activist and one of the founding members of Papua New Guinea’s newly-formed national organisation for people living with HIV/AIDS, Igat HopeOrganisation representing people living with HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea. ('Igat Hope' means 'There is hope' in Tok Pisin, the national language of PNGPapua New Guinea)., was invited to speak at the UN High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, but due to transport problems was unable to attend. This is the speech she had prepared. read more »

News and treatments briefs

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 27 April 2006
symptoms, illnesses and opportunistic infections

HIV-related news in brief from the April 2006 edition of Positive Livingread more »

More people living with HIV/AIDS than ever before

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 8 December 2005
The global HIV epidemic

The number of people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS has passed the 40 million mark for the first time, according to United Nations figures released just prior to World AIDS Day. read more »

World AIDS Day: keeping the promise

Media release • 30 November 2005

Australia’s remarkable success in combating HIV/AIDS is in danger of being squandered if governments forget the lessons of the past, the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWHA) has warned. read more »

Conference 2005 – opening plenary

Conference presentation • Ian Grubb • 29 November 2005

Full text of Ian Grubb’s opening plenary address at the 2005 NAPWHA Conference. read more »

Two for treatments

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 13 October 2005

While in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the recent International AIDS Society Conference, DAVID MENADUE caught up with two treatment activists who are helping to make a difference with treatments access for people with HIV in developing countries. read more »

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