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Statement on Australian Defence Force HIV Policy Reform

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has recently changed their health entry assessment policy regarding HIV. Previous policy required all ADF recruits be tested for HIV. Those who returned a positive test were automatically disqualified from service. Under the new policy, people living with HIV (PLHIV) are no longer automatically considered unsuitable for ADF entry.

Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day has been celebrated since 2014. It’s the day when we honour long-term survivors of HIV (25 years +) and raise awareness about their needs, issues, and journeys. The selection of June 5 for this annual observance coincides with the anniversary of the first official reporting of what became known as the AIDS epidemic on 5 June 1981.

Virtual elimination of HIV transmission within reach after Budget

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association and the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) strongly endorse the Albanese Government’s Budget commitment to drive the virtual elimination of HIV transmission and improve quality of life for people with HIV by expanding access to HIV testing, treatment and information, resourcing the community response to HIV, and better support for the HIV and peer workforce.

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