Bill Whittaker AO, NAPWHA Special Representative, was among people and organisations whose outstanding achievements and contributions to the GLBTIQ community of New South Wales were recognised at ACON’s recent 2012 Honour Awards.
Bill received the President’s Award, recognising lifetime service.
Bill is one of the architects of Australia’s response to HIV/AIDS and has worked nationally and internationally in HIV policy and strategy for more than 25 years. He is also a prominent, passionate and pioneering gay activist who has worked for over 30 years to promote the health and human rights of GLBT communities. His work at local, national and international levels has been extraordinary not only in relation to HIV prevention but also with respect to the provision of treatment, support and advocacy for people living with, at risk of and affected by HIV/AIDS. His work has improved the lives of tens of thousands of people here in Australia and millions around the world.
We congratulate Bill on this recognition.
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