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HIV IS STILL HERE

World Aids Day – December 1

Human Immunodeficiency Virus is transmissible through bodily fluids such as blood. With time, HIV causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease, which is not communicable. HIV positive individuals need special health care and support from their community to live free from discrimination.

20 years ago, gays and lesbians in the Australian Defence Force served under constant threat of being discharged if their sexual orientation was discovered. 24 November 2012 was the 20th anniversary of the removal of the policy preventing gay and lesbian members from serving.

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