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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.

by Stuart O'Brien, DEFGLIS Board Member

As another year comes to an end and the silly season is upon us, I thought it was time that we all stop and think before we start planning our Christmas and New Years Eve parties.

Parties are designed to be fun, but it's no fun if you are pulled over by the police on the way home or end up in hospital.

Here are a few tips that will help make sure you arrive home safely.

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