News & Resources 

SiREN Evidence Review for the WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and BBV Strategy. SiREN are excited to announce this review and supporting assets commissioned by the Department of Health WA as a part of the development for the fourth WA Aboriginal SHBBV strategy 2019-2023.

SECCA new resource. SECCA have launched a new resource Sexuality, Relationships and Your Rights. This free resource addresses sensitive and critical information relating to sexuality and the law and can be downloaded or distributed in hardcopy.

Opinion Piece: Living proof of Hawke and his successors’ triumph against HIV. If you have a spare minute, this is a great opportunity to read this important piece from Fairfax papers on Australia’s HIV policy response. It provides an interesting glimpse into the early years of the HIV epidemic in Australia and links that to Australia’s current political setting.

Minister for Health Statement – Sexual Health & BBV strategies. In a statement from the Minister for Health, Roger Cook announced a new suite of sexual health and blood-borne virus strategies and resources to target reducing the transmission of infections in WA. This statement addressed the new WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategies 2019-2023Syphilis Outbreak Response Action Plan, and Talk, Test, Treat, Trace, an STI and BBV manual for Aboriginal communities in WA.

World Hepatitis Day. July, 28. Approximately, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis and are unaware. On this day, the World Hepatitis Alliance are calling on individuals to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.


PhD scholarship: developing and refining a digital platform to support people to age well with HIV. This is a unique PhD project and scholarship to research community based on-line health promotion with leading HIV research groups and community organisations in Victoria. Closing, July 15.

SHQ seeking new Chief Executive Officer. SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters) has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Chief Executive Officer to progress the organisation as it continues to deliver positive outcomes. Come and lead with their friendly, professional and passionate team located in Northbridge. Applications close 5pm, 26 July 2019.


Science Lands in Parliament. Abstracts are now open for this unique event, an opportunity to showcase your research to WA parliamentarians. August 13.

Australian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference. This conference aims to build momentum towards elimination of viral hepatitis in Australasia. The conference will focus on increasing diagnosis/testing, improving models of care, treatment, paradigms, and reinfection strategies; as well as evaluate the status of the Australasian section in working towards the 2030 WHO elimination goals. August 5-6, Sydney.

2019 Australasian HIV and Sexual Health Conferences. After nearly 10 years, Perth will again host these conferences. The Sexual Health Conference will be held from September 16-18 and the HIV Conference will be held from the September 17-19. Be sure to save the date now! Registrations are open. 

International Evaluation Conference. With the future-focused theme of 'Evaluation un-boxed', the Australian Evaluation Society (AES) encourage stories about opening up evaluation to end users, and drawing on the knowledge of communities and other disciplines to expand evaluation and ensure its ongoing relevance. Sydney, September 16-18.

Scholars International Conference on STD, HIV and AIDS Research, Japan. Exchange your views and knowledge at this accredited medical event which focuses on STI’s, AIDS and Infectious Diseases. November 18-19, Tokyo Japan.

The 10th Asia Pacific Conference Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights. This biennial conference will focus on '2030 SDG vision and 2020 realities'. Submit your abstracts now to be involved in this global conference - abstract applications close October, 31. This conference will be held in Cambodia. May, 26-29, 2020.

Grants & Scholarships 

The 2020 Gilead Australia Fellowship. The Research Grants program is now open for applications for 2020. The program aims to support projects with a clinical and real-world focus, the development and implementation of best practice, and research in the specific disease areas of HIV, chronic viral hepatitis and more.