With the emergence of an ageing HIV-positive population in Australia, health issues facing the older and ageing gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex community in Western Australia will be the focus of a forum to be held at The University of Western Australia this week.
The third annual GRAI Forum, a free public event, will be held this Wednesday October 24, 2007, at 6pm, in Theatre Auditorium of the University Club at UWA.
Keynote speakers include Garry Trotter and Jude Comfort. Mr Trotter, Clinical Nurse Consultant – HIV disease at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, will discuss the issue of HIV/AIDS in aged care facilities.
Ms Comfort, Research Officer at the WA Centre for Health Promotion Research and lecturer in health promotion at Curtin University will present key survey results from her recent study, which examines how the health sector can better work with older lesbian and bisexual women.
GRAI, or GLBTI (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex) Retirement Association Incorporated, aims to foster the creation of accessible and sustainable retirement living, aged care and community services that specifically cater for the needs of older people of diverse sexualities and gender identities.
The GRAI Forum is presented in association with the Institute of Advanced Studies, Equity and Diversity at UWA and the WA AIDS Council.
For more information, visit: www.ias.uwa.edu.au.
Audrey Barton (Institute of Advanced Studies) 61 8 6488 1340