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The Normal Heart R.S.V.P Form

      Ruffalo portrays Ned Weeks, who witnesses first-hand a mysterious disease that has begun to claim the lives of many in his gay community and starts to seek answers. Matt Bomer plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover. Taylor Kitsch plays Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent […]

Annual General Meeting 2014

I am pleased to inform you that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014 of Action for AIDS Singapore will be held on:

Date : 29 August 2014 (Friday)
Time : 7.30pm (Registration will start at 7pm)
Venue : 9 Kelantan Lane, #05-01, Singapore 208628

Slightly Scarlet 2014

We are pleased to announce, AFA has been selected by SMU Business Society’s as their beneficiary, affectionately known as Bondue, Slightly Scarlet.

Slightly Scarlet is an annual fashion show / charity event which seeks to raise funds and increase awareness for local beneficiaries.

各有所爱 - 中元节活动

Our HSO progrmame ambassador Mr. Chen Tian Wen, & Ye Shi Pin will be making appearances at several getai in the month of August.

The Mobile Testing Van will also be near by to provide anonymous HIV testing too!! So mark down on your calendar and join us for a night of fun, informative & unique getai!

Melbourne Report Back Session (UPDATE)

AIDS 2014 brought together 13,600 delegates from over 200 countries to discuss the global HIV response. Back home, we are faced with an increasingly tougher challenge to effectively reach at-risk communities. Join us for a report back session by delegates who attended the AIDS 2014 conference in July.

AIDS 2014 : Closing

At the closing ceremony, the organisers reflected upon the accomplishments and tragedy that contributed to the make-up of a conference where, according to Chris Beyrer, the president of the International AIDS Society,

“ the conference than anywhere else before where the separations betweens scientists, clinicians… and people living with HIV and activists truly went away.”.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said that the way the city had embraced Australia’s largest-ever health conference touched his heart and recounted stories involving delegates being at the receiving end of acts of kindness by Melburnians.


The theme of the conference today (Thursday 24 July) was ‘making the long term short term’, and today’s activities began with plenary presentations about fast-tracking the global HIV response. Issues discussed included accelerating the development of an HIV vaccine (Antonio Lanzavecchia of Switzerland), advancing the development of HIV prevention technologies (Kenneth Mayer of the US), and improving research about and engagement with transgender people and men who have sex with men (Beatriz Grinsztejn of Brasil, and Laurindo Garcia of the Philippines).


One of the key sessions discussed the impact of drug policies on people who inject drugs, the spread of HIV and the co-morbidities of tuberculosis and hepatitis. During this session Global Drug Commissioner, Sir Richard Branson, who joined by video link, said the global war on drugs had failed both in terms of drug and public health outcomes, particularly in relation to HIV and hepatitis C, and that the time has come to replace the criminalisation and punishment of drug users with treatment and health care.

AIDS 2014 : Bill Clinton’s speech

Former US president Bill Clinton has told a world AIDS conference in Melbourne that an AIDS-free generation is within reach.

Mr Clinton addressed the audience about the future for the treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS. He said every year another 2 million people are infected with HIV, including 20,000 children a month. But he said achievements made in the fight against AIDS should not be an excuse for people to rest on their laurels.