World AIDS Day triggers sexual health conversations

Talking about sexual health: (back) Clayton Anderson, Nicholas Steepe, (front) Clancy Barrett and Bev Tyson. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Talking about sexual health: (back) Clayton Anderson, Nicholas Steepe, (front) Clancy Barrett and Bev Tyson. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Raising awareness was the focus at the World AIDS Day stall at the Church Street Rotunda on Thursday.

Cupcakes and red ribbons helped to mark the occasion, as team members from Dubbo Sexual Health and headspace Dubbo distributed information about HIV, AIDS sexual health checks.

A guessing competition with a twist – the number of condoms in a jar – helped engage the community.

“A lot of people are reflecting on where we are as a community and how far discussions around AIDS have come since the 1980s,” headspace Dubbo’s Nicholas Steepe said.

“I think it’s important to reflect upon how far we’ve come, commemorate those who have lost their lives to AIDS and also reflect on where we’re going in terms of medical advances and the fight against AIDS.”

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