Bracing for the future

Times were changing and so was the HIV epidemic. President Keith Harbour had warned in 1989 that ‘Coping with grief and loss will become part of our daily lives as more people die’ and sadly, in the years to come he would be proved right. Always looking to the future, the organisation worked hard to boost its resources and put in place programs to confront whatever challenges the epidemic would produce. Committed and determined, the VAC/GMHC community braced itself for what was to come.

To The Uniquely Victorian Red Ribbon Vignette


Candlelight vigil 1990

Over five thousand people attended the AIDS Candlelight Vigil in Melbourne in May 1990. This was the largest AIDS-related public gathering ever held in Australia up to that point.

Phil Carswell