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This year’s season featured a carefully curated selection of Melbourne’s most talented designers, artisans and gourmet food vendors across eight Wednesday nights - plus an eclectic line up of multi media installations, graffiti works, world champion foodies.
This youth led legacy project created by YEAH and the Melbourne Youth Force was created by young people from over 50 countries who journeyed to Melbourne to take part in the 20th International AIDS Conference. This is their legacy for moving towards a HIV free generation.
On the 18th of July 2014, we remember the lives lost of those who were travelling to Melbourne to join us and take part in this conference.
May our work to end HIV and to making the world a safer, healthy and better place respect and honour their lives
This Legacy wall will continue to inspire and engage the public to talk openly and honestly about HIV and AIDS as it lives on at the Queen Victoria Market Melbourne.
Stand in solidarity with those working in the HIV community and help us end HIV and AIDS.
YEAH (Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS) with support from the Commonwealth Government, the Victorian Government, the City of Melbourne and the Arts Centre Melbourne proudly presented ‘Honouring the Past & Hope for the Future: Toward an HIV Free Generation’, a showcase of unique digital art projections that put a spotlight on creating an HIV- free generation as the projections lit up the façade of the Arts Centre’s Hamer Hall nightly during the AIDS 2014 Conference.
In an Australian-first, a public campaign combines TV ads, social media, online support resources and moving personal stories from people who have experienced harassment to challenge every single member of the community to say no to homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.
An online resource at http://www.notohomophobia.com.au/ helps people get informed, find support and take action by hosting all the relevant information, resources and contacts in one place.
Ever wondered about the toilet seats in public places? Don't want to sit down because you think that you'll contract an STI? Then watch this episode of Mythbusting to find out all about that myth, plus can you get the same STI more than once.
To talk to a nurse about sexual health questions, you can call SHine SA's Sexual Healthline on 1300 883 793, 9am -- 1pm Monday to Friday. You can phone or email us to ask about things like sexually transmitted infections (STIs), relationships, contraception and pregnancy.
The Talking about Treatment video series depicts real life stories of people living with HIV and aims to increase understanding about treatment options and effectiveness.
Check out http://www.qpp.net.au/get-talking/talking-about-treatment for more inspiring stories.
A short video from Planned Parenthood about birth control pills (also known as Oral Contraceptives) as a method of pregnancy prevention. Remember, this form of contraception does not protect against STI's, so remember to use a condom or other barrier method.
Watch and learn more:
This is a video on what it's like to visit a sexual health clinic!
The video simulates what the experience of having a sexual health check is like, as well as offering some clear take home messages to young people about the reasons why testing is so important.
Watch the video and try out the quiz below.
in 1987 Oprah Winfrey visited the town of Williamson, West Virginia amidst community fears sparked by a HIV positive man using a public pool. This video, from Oprah's 20th anniversary series includes shocking footage from the original 1987 recording.
This video made by the Australia Network's 'Talk About It' show discusses sexual health and STI's, with a focus on the south east Asia and Australia. The discussion covers the importance of sexual health education and how this education varies in different countries. This video features two of YEAH's trained peer educators, Rosa and Steph.
This advertisement, usually called the 'grim reaper' ad, commissioned by the National Advisory Committee on AIDS (NACAIDS) aired for three weeks in 1987. It is often touted as Australia's most influential advertisement. It occupies an important and controversial place in the history of the Australian response to HIV/AIDS.
Jam is an animation by Canadian Sex Educator Karen B.K. Chan, commissioned for the SexEd Project. The animation advocates for an understanding of sex, sexuality and sexual encounters based not on a transactional model, but rather one similar to a musical jam session.
This educational film is about HPV and HPV vaccination and is aimed at Australian adolescents. It was supported by an educational research grant from GSK Australia.
This interesting short video produced by Triple J’s Hack program is explores the topic of asexuality using the personal narratives of young people.
Someone who generally does not experience sexual attraction is asexual. Asexual people can experience sexual arousal, romantic attraction and desire intimacy, but do not feel the need to act out those feelings in a sexual, physical way. (Asexuality should not be confused with celibacy which is a distinct choice to not have sex.)