Burnet Institute and Living Positive Victoria will co-host the Victorian Launch of World AIDS Day 2018 on Friday 30 November at the AMREP Lecture Theatre, 80 Commercial Road, Melbourne.
Attendance is free, but registration is essential. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
The Official Community Launch with Keynote Address from Professor Mark Stoové, Burnet Institute’s Head of Public Health and HIV Elimination Program.
Welcome Address from Mr Peter Breadon, Executive Director, Community Participation, Health and Wellbeing Division, Department of Human Services.
Speakers from Living Positive Victoria, Dr Susan Paxton and Julien Fournier.
Community Forum: Living and Ageing with HIV – Rising to the Challenge.
Moderated by Dr Chris Lemoh, President of the Victorian African Health Action Network, with panel members including Burnet’s Dr Clovis Palmer, HIV activist David Menadue OAM, and Dr Liz Crock, Bolton Clarke Clinical Nurse Consultant.
The World AIDS Day mHIVE Symposium
Keynote Presentation from Associate Professor Peter Hunt from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
Living with HIV Perspective: David Menadue and Heather Ellis (Positive Speakers Bureau).
Brings together HIV-affected community members, clinicians and researchers to work towards treating and preventing age-related diseases in people living with HIV.
World AIDS Day is commemorated on 1 December each year.
It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, and it’s a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to honour and acknowledge people who have died.
Burnet’s HIV researchers and public health professionals working in HIV prevention and treatment will be supporting a range of activities across Victoria, and in our international project areas in Myanmar and Papua New Guinea.
More than 36 million people are living with HIV and AIDS, including more than 26,400 Australians.
Its been more than 30 years since its emergence, yet it remains one of the greatest challenges to human health with an estimated 1.8 million people losing their lives to AIDS-related illnesses each year.
HIV is a major focus of research at Burnet. You can make a donation to support our groundbreaking HIV research and prevention today.