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Looking after each other when fatigued with HIV

Back in the early 2000’s when I was managing the PLC, a poz gay man sidled up to me and asked for a cab voucher to get home. I asked him why he couldn’t take the bus and he replied; “I’ve got HIV fatigue”.

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One might be forgiven for believing that methamphetamine and its pernicious and corrosive social influences are carrying us inexorably towards badness, madness and social chaos.

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Taking a preventative drug before exposure to bacteria, viruses or parasites is not a new concept. It is called pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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It is a little over a year since the Positive Life NSW President Malcolm Leech died of anal cancer and I've been thinking of him and his commitment to the myriad of health and social issues faced by people's living with HIV.

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In the lead up to the recent International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, The Hon. Peter Dutton MP, Federal Minister for Health launched the Seventh National HIV Strategy 2014-2017.

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