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Remembering • Reconciling •
Responding
AFAO Members Forum – May 2015
Michael Costello-Czok (Executive Officer – ANA)
ANA Presentation
The ANA Remembering (acknowledgement)
About the ANA
The ANA Reconciling
The ANA Responding
The ANA Recogn...
Remembering
The ANA acknowledges the Custodians of the land on which we work and live, we
recognise their continuing conne...
About the ANA
Reconciling
Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider
Australian Community and Aboriginal an...
Reconciling to achieve the ANA
vision
“Us Mob stronger together, working to STOP HIV for our people and our
community”
Responding
Sydney International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS, prior to AIDS
2014.
ANA Strategic Plan 2011-2015
...
Responding
Our Destiny – Protecting Our Sexual Health
Inconsistent data and knowledge about HIV testing practises
TasP in ...
Recognising (priorities &
challenges)
STI’s in Indigenous Communities
Injecting Drug Use Among Indigenous Australians and ...
Contact Details
Email: info@ana.org.au
Web: www.ana.org.au
Phone: 1300 138 535
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Remembering - Reconciling - Responding

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This presentation on the priorities and challenges for the HIV response in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities was given by Michael Costello-Czok (Executive Officer – Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance - ANA) at the AFAO Members Forum - May 2015.

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Remembering - Reconciling - Responding

  1. 1. Remembering • Reconciling • Responding AFAO Members Forum – May 2015 Michael Costello-Czok (Executive Officer – ANA)
  2. 2. ANA Presentation The ANA Remembering (acknowledgement) About the ANA The ANA Reconciling The ANA Responding The ANA Recognising (priorities & challenges)
  3. 3. Remembering The ANA acknowledges the Custodians of the land on which we work and live, we recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We give our respect to the Custodians, their cultures and to Elders both past and present. We remember all those past and living with the impact of HIV 2015 marks the 21st year of the Anwernekenhe Response (Remembering • Reconciling • Responding)
  4. 4. About the ANA
  5. 5. Reconciling Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian Community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the benefit of all Australians. To create positive change we need more people thinking about the issues and coming up with innovative ideas and actions that make a difference.
  6. 6. Reconciling to achieve the ANA vision “Us Mob stronger together, working to STOP HIV for our people and our community”
  7. 7. Responding Sydney International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS, prior to AIDS 2014. ANA Strategic Plan 2011-2015 Building our individual membership base 2014 inaugural National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Prevention Week Partnering with AFAO = National Strategies and Implementation Plan. Anwernekenhe 6 to take place in Mpwarnte (Alice Springs) – August 2015 Partnership with AFAO = Our Destiny – Protecting Our Sexual Health
  8. 8. Responding Our Destiny – Protecting Our Sexual Health Inconsistent data and knowledge about HIV testing practises TasP in our community needs a culturally appropriate approach Enhancement of education campaigns to increase HIV testing Building capacity of sexual health workers/educators about TasP Limited resources for PLHIV about treatment care and support To maintain low rates of HIV and contribute to TasP initiatives
  9. 9. Recognising (priorities & challenges) STI’s in Indigenous Communities Injecting Drug Use Among Indigenous Australians and HIV Risk Women Prevention Efforts Among Gay Men Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Torres Strait Island Cross-Border Regions Immigration and Resettlement Programs Encroachment of Mining Communities into Remote Communities
  10. 10. Contact Details Email: info@ana.org.au Web: www.ana.org.au Phone: 1300 138 535

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