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HIV/AIDS Volunteers: A history project

  • by Volunteer Hub
  • September 7, 2016

They came from diverse backgrounds, including gay men and members of the lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, people living with HIV/AIDS, people living with Hepatitis C, people with haemophilia, intravenous drug users, sex workers, and members of the broader community.

Volunteers played a vital role during Australia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s, including being involved in community outreach, personal and end of life care and support for AIDS organisations.

A project by Dr Shirleene Robinson and Associate Professor Robert Reynolds (Macquarie University) and Associate Professor Paul Sendziuk (The University of Adelaide) are calling out to anyone who was involved in the response to contact them.

They are interested in the roles they played in HIV/AIDS organisations, the impact of this contribution on both individuals and HIV/AIDS organisations and the place of the volunteer effort in Australian history.

Click here for more information on the project.

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