Northern Rivers

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ENDING HIV RED RIBBON APPEAL                             

Fri 23 Nov – Sat 1 Dec | selected locations + online

Red Ribbons will be available throughout the week from ACON Northern Rivers at 27 Uralba Street Lismore as well as at selected countertops, markets and community events in Nimbin, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby. On Wednesday 28 November volunteers will be selling Red Ribbons at the Lismore Shopping Square, and on Thursday 29 November in Lismore CDB and Nimbin. Donations can also be made online here

 

TREATMENTS BY THE SEA                                

Sat 24 Nov | Far North Coast location | 11am – 4.30pm

A FREE workshop for people living with HIV with a specific look at Quality of Life (QoL) for People living with HIV. Participants will hear from keynote speaker Dr Jennifer Power, Principal Researcher, HIV Futures, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, who will explore what factors contribute to good QoL. Join in the discussion and bring all those questions you’ve always had about living with HIV. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Numbers for the workshop are limited, to register call (02) 6622 1555 or Free Call 1800 633 637.

 

ABORIGINAL HIV AWARENESS WEEK EVENT                                            

Wed 6 Dec | University Centre for Rural Health, Lismore

An Aboriginal HIV Awareness week event will be held at University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore on Friday 30 November with stalls, speakers, giveaways and a free lunch for community and local service workers. This event is collaboration between Bulgarr Ngaru, ACON Northern Rivers and HARP North Coast. The event will raise awareness of the changing landscape of HIV epidemiology in aboriginal peoples, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care for aboriginal communities. Dr James Ward who leads the Infectious Diseases Research: Aboriginal Health research group at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is keynote speaker. University Centre for Rural Health is located at 61 Uralba St, Lismore. Please contact ACON Northern Rivers for more information on (02) 6622 1555 or Free Call 1800 633 637.

 

To keep up to date with all the latest news and Red Ribbon Appeal events in the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast regions this World AIDS Day, follow the ACON Northern Rivers Facebook page here