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News & Events

Welcome to news and events at the WA AIDS Council and the Freedom Centre. This section of the website is designed to provide up-to-date information for community members, supporters and professionals about all the activities on offer through the WA AIDS Council and the Freedom Centre as well as other community events.

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Waiting Room Posters

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WAITING ROOM POSTERS

Designed by the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council, these posters provide culturally sensitive and effective encouragement for your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients to ask for tests for STIs and BBVs.

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Talking HIV

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 7.34.21 pmTalking HIV is a public speaking program by the WA AIDS Council. There are a number of talks available for schools, universities, TAFEs and youth centres. 

The presentations aim to dispel myths about living with HIV, encourage participants to reflect on their relationship needs and provide useful sexual health and healthy relationship skills. The presentations are engaging, interactive and age-appropriate while providing the latest information about HIV, STIs and prevention.

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BBV Informed Consent Training

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Do you provide HIV/HCV test discussion?

The WA AIDS Council presents an interactive 2 day training workshop in BBV Informed Consent Discussion.

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2014 WAAC Volunteer Awards

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Congratulations to the recipients of our volunteer awards, announced as part of National Volunteer Week.

The winners are :
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Rapid Testing in WA!

The M ClinicRapid Testing for HIV has arrived in Western Australia at the M Clinic. These tests will revolutionise the HIV testing process, making it possible to receive a result 'while-you-wait'. Testing for HIV has never been easier or more convenient. 

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PBS Changes for STRIBILD

STRIBILD LOGOAustralians diagnosed with HIV can now access a new, all-in-one daily HIV medicine, STRIBILD®, on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the price of a single script.

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Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

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WAAC invited key stakeholders to its offices to celebrate the launch of its Reconciliation Action Plan. The WA AIDS Council have committed to developing a Reconciliation Action Plan as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples represent a priority population in strategies to achieve our mission and have a strong commitment to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.

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SiREN Symposium 2014

SiREN Symposium ProgramThe SiREN Symposium 2014 will be held on Monday April 7th 2014. The event will provide a showcase of research and evaluation projects in WA and an opportunity to promote collaboration between researchers and practitioners. 

To see the program, click the image to the left.

 
Major Breakthrough in HIV Treatment Heralded

TabletsThe WA AIDS Coucil has welcomed news the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee will lift restrictions on qualification for life saving antiretroviral therapies.

The change allows all people diagnosed with HIV to access treatment as soon as possible - critical in helping to curb further infections.

Read the media release here.

 
Volunteer Awards 2013

National Volunteer WeekWAAC's annual volunteer awards were presented during National Volunteer Week, 13th-19th May 2013.  Congratulations to all our award recipients.

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Our Other Sites

Sex In Other Cities

Travelling overseas for business or pleasure? HIV & STIs are on the rise in people travelling overseas.

Project X

Sexual health info for same sex attracted men. Contains adult material and is suitable only fo 18+

Safe Sex No Regrets

Info, links and contacts related to safer sex, condom use and STI prevention, treatment and prevention.

Freedom Centre

Info, peer support & a safe social space for same sex attracted and gender diverse young people (under 26).

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