Positive Life NSW Blog

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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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To help PLHIV navigate the sometimes tricky issue of disclosure in a range of sexual and drug using situations, solicitors Jennifer Smythe and Indraveer Chatterjee from the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre and Positive Life NSW are developing a new plain language resource

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HIV has been with us for 30 years and we’ve come a long way in understanding the virus since the 80s and 90s.

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