The Stigma Audit has received a strong response reflecting a period of active recruitment via internet sites from early December including Facebook and Gaydar - with 90% of traffic was referred from these ads. Consequently the majority of respondents are gay men. From the end of January we will be undertaking targeted recruitment aimed at women, heterosexual men and CALD communities. More information .
Clinicians at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne are putting together a prospective cohort of HIV-positive people and have invited NAPWA to participate as a coinvestigator. Sean Slavin has been developing a survey instrument to assess quality of life, mental health, sexual health and drug use. This will go to the Alfred Ethics (In clinical trials) The process of determining that a proposed clinical trial conforms to a wide range of moral, scientific and ethical standards, to ensure that participants in the trial are not abused, mistreated or unfairly taken advantage of. Before a clinical trial can go ahead, it must be given approval via an independent ethics process. Committee in February.
The NCHSR National Centre in HIV Social Research. Located at the University of NSW in Sydney, NCHSR conducts research which describes and analyses the social understandings, meanings and practices of peoples, institutions and communities in relation to HIV, Hepatitis C and other communicable diseases. is assembling ideas for a research project that looks at HIV-positve people who do not take treatments. This is being coordinated with NCHECR National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Based at the University of NSW in Sydney, NCHECR is one of Australia's leading medical research centres and is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of research into HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis. and NAPWA. NAPWA will undertake a set of narrative interviews with non-treaters and explore ways of coordinating this activity. For more information on the study contact Sean Slavin 
Treataware activities for the first quarter of 2011 are underway with a range of events including:
HIV and Your Brain Workshop for Community Health & Support Workers For more information contact Brent Beadle 
The next edition of Positive Living has been published. Feature articles include:
Copies available from regualr outlets, subscription and online. For information contact Adrian Ogier 
MEDICINEWISE TIPS FOR CLEANING OUT YOUR MEDICINE CABINET
For an extensive lisitng of upcoming events in HIV/AIDS, immunology and related fields go to HIV/AIDS Conferences Worldwide  Here are just a few we have selected:
JULY 07: Medico-Legal Conference Bologna Italy 
SEPT 12: AIDSimpact Santa Fe NM 
OCTOBER 27: 2nd International Workshop on HIV & Aging Baltimore Maryland