Vale Darren Vernede

With great sadness, the WA AIDS Council acknowledges the passing of long time HIV Positive Representative to the Board, Darren Vernede.

Darren served on the Board since 2010, and was a long-time active contributor to the HIV response in Western Australia.

Darren served on the Haemophilia Foundation of WA for 12 years during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and represented WA in national forums. Darren was involved in several successful campaigns to gain better treatments for people living with HIV and Heamophilia.

More recently Darren worked as an executive coach and motivational speaker.

Darren is survived by his wife Puspa and three children. Our thoughts are with them at this time. 

Vale Darren. 

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To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.