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It’s almost December 1 – and that means we’re approaching World AIDS Day

Tex and Michael are in the studio chatting with Max Niggl and David O’Keeffe from Living Positive Victoria. It’s new beginnings at LPV as David takes the reigns of the Positive Speakers Bureau – formerly helmed by Max. We’re lucky to be joined by Max to share his 20 years of expertise and lived experience in the role, as well as to share David’s vision moving forward. We discuss what the themes of World AIDS Day mean to both Max and David, and discuss what LPV has planned for the day to celebrate the lives of people living with and lost to HIV.

Michael and Tex chat about what Thorne Harbour Health is up to in the lead up to the day, including our Red Ribbon Street Appeal (tomorrow!) Friday. And we would be remiss if we did not discuss the uniquely Victorian red ribbon and it’s history spanning decades, and continents – born right here in Melbourne.

World AIDS Day is commemorated on December 1 each year, but you’ll catch Thorne Harbour Health staff and volunteers out and about the city tomorrow at businesses, metro train stations, and about the CBD.

Can’t see us in person for your red ribbon? Fear not! you can donate directly at thorneharbour.org/donate 

For 78 World AIDS Day events happening elsewhere across the country head to worldaidsday.org.au

Find out more about the community launch, forum, and symposium hosted by Living Positive Victoria by visiting livingpositivevictoria.org.au 



This show, Episode #699 originally aired Thursday 28th November 2019.

Catch our 700th show next week!

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Head to www.thorneharbour.org for more information about Thorne Harbour’s LGBTI health and well-being services


About the author: Michael


Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.


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