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World AIDS Day 2021


December 1, 2021


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You are invited to join us for World AIDS Day 2021 to acknowledge that people living with HIV are not forgotten and that we continue in our efforts toward the prevention of HIV, the removal of barriers to testing & treatment and access to services without judgement and stigma.

This event will be streamed live. Please join the 9am – 12pm  sessions by logging on here 

9:00 am 

Welcome and Official Launch of World AIDS Day 2021

9:05 am       

Opening address by The Hon Martin Foley, Victorian Minister for Health & The Hon Harriet Shing, Parliamentary Secretary for Equality

9:25 am

Panel Discussion: 40 Years of HIV, where to next?
Moderated by Associate Professor Jen Power, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society along with members of the Living Positive Victoria Speakers Bureau.

10:00 am 


11:00 am

Community Forum:  HIV in 2031
Moderated by Michael West, Manager, Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis program, Victorian Department of Health, with panellists Brent Allan, ICASO; Kirsty Machon, Executive Officer, Positive Women Victoria; Richard Keane, Chief Executive Officer, Living Positive Victoria;  and Simon Ruth, CEO, Thorne Harbour Health


12:00 pm 


1:00 pm

mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium 2021 Program: Targeting the 4th 90 – Living well with HIV.

This event will be streamed live. Please join the 1pm session by logging onto  mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium Registration

Featuring speakers:

Professor Serena Spudich, Gilbert H. Glaser Professor of Neurology, Yale, School of Medicine, USA

Professor Jenny Hoy, Director, HIV Medicine, The Alfred Hospital / Monash University

Professor Mark Stoove, Head, Public Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne

Professor Brett Sutton, Victorian Chief Health Officer

Dr Miranda Smith, Project Officer, The Peter Doherty Institute

HIV Community Members from the Living Positive Victoria Speakers Bureau




Living Positive Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.