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i think the rationale is that HIV can be prevented adn minimized holistically.

Ie. the overall health and social well being of one's community determines what kinds of choices people within those communities make.

eg. depressed gay men are more likely to have unsafe sex and thus become HIV+ or pass on virus to others. prevent depression and then you reduce the likelihood of HIV transmission. What causes depression in gay men? Body issues, social issues, mental health issues, homophobia etc. so you must also tackle those.


But there are cynical people who have said it was done because HIV is a declining sector - within a few years/decades HIV will no longer be the problem it once was so will attract less funding, so you better make yourself useful in other areas. ie. the sheltered workshop for queens who can't work in the real world.


I'm not advocating either scenario - just passing on the info I've been told, so don't shoot the messenger.

A point well raised.

NSW, especially Sydney, has the highest number of people living with HIV in Australia. Positive people living with HIV are at extremely high risk of cancer, heart attack, fracture, dementia, brain injury, stroke, tooth decay, mental illness and death compared with any other health issue. This has been known, and shown in research for years.

What does ACON do? Ms No Name changes the organisation to an LGBTI health service, and tries to change the name to Crystal Palace?! Her journo partner deserves a mention here, as she Ruthlessly supported and egged Ms No Name on to make these changes.

Shame, I wonder if they are sleeping with Carmel, or the fact that we have an American Premier allows these tragedies - have you heard about HIV in the US?
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But they mostly seemed filled with turmoil / anger ? nothing really peaceful which I like in art.

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Go and get yourselves a drink of cold water and a choc top.

What kinda choc top you talkin about Willis?
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I'd put in my recent atrocious experience with the Treatment Officer here, but I'm afraid the same same forums have been taken over by bored twinks and vindictive non-productive trolls who have nothing sensible to add.

I might say, Nicholas Parkhill says that these people are "serial complainers" but at the end of the day, ACON have no real complaints procedure in place and I doubt they deal with complaints in an acceptable manner. Especially considering the money they receive from the government. That's why I intend to put my complaint in writing to the Health Minister direct.

Staff who abuse clients should not be tolerated in any government funded NGO or Department.
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