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September 2017
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Opposites Attract Community Forum

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The Opposites Attract Study was an observational cohort study of male homosexual serodiscordent couples being conducted in Australia, Brazil and Thailand. (Serodiscordent means where one partner is HIV-positive and the other partner is HIV-negative). Run by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, this study has been critical in better understanding HIV treatment as prevention (TasP) both locally and internationally. This session will provide an overview of the final results, presented initially in Paris at the International…

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Planet Positive

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DTs Hotel, 164 Church Street
Richmond, victoria Australia
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Open to all those living with HIV, their partners, friends and family members, we’d like for you to join us for an afternoon of food, drinks and door prizes. RSVP by emailing info@livingpositivevictoria.org.au or register through Eventbrite 

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Cook ‘n’ Chat

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come share a meal with other positive heterosexual men in a confidential and safe environment at the monthly Cook ‘n' Chat. You’ll help prepare a delicious meal then kick back and enjoy the food in the company of others who share the lived experience of HIV. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for sometime, you'll meet men from all walks of life. If you’re interested in attending email AmcCarthy@livingpositivevictoria.org.au or call 9863 8731.

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HIV Futures Vodcast series – Let’s talk about treatments

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Join us as we continue our ‘live chats’ about the key results from this year’s HIV Futures 8. Treatment regimens have turned being HIV-positive into a chronic, manageable illness. We'll look at some of the responses and discuss what the lived-experience on antiretroviral medicine looks like for Australians. Join Vic Perri, Health Promotion Officer at Living Positive Victoria and Jennifer Power, HIV Futures Coordinator for a live chat to discuss the responses and answer any questions you may have. This is the second…

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$15 - $25

S_T_I_G_M_A

September 27 - October 1
Open Stage Theatre, 757 Swanston St
Parkville, Victoria Australia
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The latest phase of Devise Co’s productions of S_T_I_G_M_A is a confronting and dynamic live theatre and movement performance examining the prejudices, discrimination and stigma experienced by people living with HIV. The production presents a series of provocations on the stigma of HIV/AIDS, shared from lived experiences, seamlessly blending dance and acting in their expressive portrayal of the often voiceless community. This work contains full frontal nudity and sex scenes. S_T_I_G_M_A confronts self-hatred imposed by mass culture, and the ignorance…

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HIV & Ageing Peer Support Network

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The HIV & Ageing Peer Support Network is open to all people living with HIV who are 50 years of age and over. It's important that as you get older with HIV that you stay healthy both mentally and physically. This is a great opportunity for you to meet up with your friends and connect with new ones in a safe and confidential space. You’ll have access to information on a range of topics related to HIV and ageing including how to…

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October 2017

PLDI Auckland

October 13 - October 15

Applications are now open for the next Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) Australia and New Zealand workshop. If you're living with HIV this workshop will challenge, encourage and build you into becoming a stronger leader in your community.  “As a long term advocate, attending the PLDI workshop was an unexpected highlight. I had the valuable opportunity to be reminded of the power of peer networking and revisit the incredible resilience among people living with HIV.” – PLDI Graduate The next…

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Free

Phoenix for Women

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

Newly diagnosed workshop for women If you're a woman who has been recently diagnosed with HIV, or have been living with the virus for some time and want to engage with other woman living with HIV, this workshop is for you. The two-day Phoenix Workshop is peer-led by other women and covers treatments, disclosure, dating and relationships, HIV prevention for partners, sexual health, living well with HIV and much more. You'll walk away more knowledgeable about HIV and equip with…

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Free

Day at the Melbourne Museum

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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*Please note: this event is open to heterosexual men, women and their children. The Melbourne Museum is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere. It is packed full of exhibitions showcasing the natural environment, cultures and history. Enjoy numerous interactive galleries and even a living forest within the museum. It is a day not to be missed. The group will meet at 11am for brunch then head to the Museum at approx. 12:30pm We would love you to enjoy the whole…

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Cook ‘n’ Chat

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come share a meal with other positive heterosexual men in a confidential and safe environment at the monthly Cook ‘n' Chat. You’ll help prepare a delicious meal then kick back and enjoy the food in the company of others who share the lived experience of HIV. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for sometime, you'll meet men from all walks of life. If you’re interested in attending email AmcCarthy@livingpositivevictoria.org.au or call 9863 8731.

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