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NTAHC celebrates 30 years

THE first regional peer-run AIDS council in Australia to be established will commemorate its 30th anniversary at event in Northern Territory’s Parliament House today.

Hosted by NT Health Minister John Elferink, the celebration for Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council’s (NTAHC) landmark year will feature a cross-section of LGBTI community members as well as a bipartisan political representation.

Established in 1980s during the AIDS crisis, NTAHC continues to be the only not for profit organisation providing services and information for people living with or affected by blood borne viruses such as HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C.

“We are probably a little different than other AIDS councils around Australia as our notifications are different,” NTAHC executive director NTAHC Kim Gates said. 

“In other jurisdictions it’s predominantly in the gay men’s populations. In the NT we see a higher percentage of heterosexual people, a lot of migrants and refugee backgrounds or travellers from high prevalent countries.”


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