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Logo Kokoda

Ji Wallace, Olympic silver medallist, is organising a 10-day group hike of the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 12 to 22 June 2017.

The hike, supported by the HIV Foundation Queensland (HIVFQ), is an effort to break down the stigma and discrimination around people living with HIV (PLHIV).

By completing this treacherous trail, perceived by a large section of the population as a very “healthy and macho” activity, the trekkers will show the world that PLHIV are as fully capable and as healthy and enduring as other members of society.

Participants in the trek will experience aspects of how gruelling and perilous the Kokoda trail was during World War II - and build upon the legacy of the brave soldiers who fought along this trail.

The seemingly insurmountable challenges are the epitome of courage and resilience that PLHIV also display. HIV is not what it used to be, and it is hoped that this trek will send a message to everyone not to treat PLHIV any differently, and dispel the myth that living with HIV makes one weak or incapable in any way.

You can follow and support the Kokoda+ trekkers on social media using the hashtags: #Kokodaplus and #strongerthanyouthink

If you'd like to donate to support the Kokoda+ trek, please visit their donation portal here.
Donations can be made to the whole campaign or to individual trekkers.

If the donations the campaign receives is more than the set goal, every dollar over will be redirected to support Queensland led research and projects in HIV and Sexual Health.

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By completing this treacherous trail, perceived by a large section of the population as a very “healthy and macho” activity, the trekkers will show the world that PLHIV are as fully capable and as healthy and enduring as other members of society.

Participants in the trek will experience aspects of how gruelling and perilous the Kokoda trail was during World War II - and build upon the legacy of the brave soldiers who fought along this trail.

The seemingly insurmountable challenges are the epitome of courage and resilience that PLHIV also display. HIV is not what it used to be, and it is hoped that this trek will send a message to everyone not to treat PLHIV any differently, and dispel the myth that living with HIV makes one weak or incapable in any way.

You can follow and support the Kokoda+ trekkers on social media using the hashtags: #Kokodaplus and #strongerthanyouthink

If you'd like to donate to support the Kokoda+ trek, please visit their donation portal here.
Donations can be made to the whole campaign or to individual trekkers.

If the donations the campaign receives is more than the set goal, every dollar over will be redirected to support Queensland led research and projects in HIV and Sexual Health.

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Ji Wallace, Olympic silver medallist, is organising a 10-day group hike of the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 12 to 22 June 2017.

The hike, supported by the HIV Foundation Queensland (HIVFQ), is an effort to break down the stigma and discrimination around people living with HIV (PLHIV).

By completing this treacherous trail, perceived by a large section of the population as a very “healthy and macho” activity, the trekkers will show the world that PLHIV are as fully capable and as healthy and enduring as other members of society.

Participants in the trek will experience aspects of how gruelling and perilous the Kokoda trail was during World War II - and build upon the legacy of the brave soldiers who fought along this trail.

The seemingly insurmountable challenges are the epitome of courage and resilience that PLHIV also display. HIV is not what it used to be, and it is hoped that this trek will send a message to everyone not to treat PLHIV any differently, and dispel the myth that living with HIV makes one weak or incapable in any way.

You can follow and support the Kokoda+ trekkers on social media using the hashtags: #Kokodaplus and #strongerthanyouthink

If you'd like to donate to support the Kokoda+ trek, please visit their donation portal here.
Donations can be made to the whole campaign or to individual trekkers.

If the donations the campaign receives is more than the set goal, every dollar over will be redirected to support Queensland led research and projects in HIV and Sexual Health.

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Logo Kokoda

Ji Wallace, Olympic silver medallist, is organising a 10-day group hike of the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 12 to 22 June 2017.

The hike, supported by the HIV Foundation Queensland (HIVFQ), is an effort to break down the stigma and discrimination around people living with HIV (PLHIV).

By completing this treacherous trail, perceived by a large section of the population as a very “healthy and macho” activity, the trekkers will show the world that PLHIV are as fully capable and as healthy and enduring as other members of society.

Participants in the trek will experience aspects of how gruelling and perilous the Kokoda trail was during World War II - and build upon the legacy of the brave soldiers who fought along this trail.

The seemingly insurmountable challenges are the epitome of courage and resilience that PLHIV also display. HIV is not what it used to be, and it is hoped that this trek will send a message to everyone not to treat PLHIV any differently, and dispel the myth that living with HIV makes one weak or incapable in any way.

You can follow and support the Kokoda+ trekkers on social media using the hashtags: #Kokodaplus and #strongerthanyouthink

If you'd like to donate to support the Kokoda+ trek, please visit their donation portal here.
Donations can be made to the whole campaign or to individual trekkers.

If the donations the campaign receives is more than the set goal, every dollar over will be redirected to support Queensland led research and projects in HIV and Sexual Health.

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Kokoda+ HIV Stigma Awareness Trek

Logo Kokoda

Ji Wallace, Olympic silver medallist, is organising a 10-day group hike of the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 12 to 22 June 2017.

The hike, supported by the HIV Foundation Queensland (HIVFQ), is an effort to break down the stigma and discrimination around people living with HIV (PLHIV).

By completing this treacherous trail, perceived by a large section of the population as a very “healthy and macho” activity, the trekkers will show the world that PLHIV are as fully capable and as healthy and enduring as other members of society.

Participants in the trek will experience aspects of how gruelling and perilous the Kokoda trail was during World War II - and build upon the legacy of the brave soldiers who fought along this trail.

The seemingly insurmountable challenges are the epitome of courage and resilience that PLHIV also display. HIV is not what it used to be, and it is hoped that this trek will send a message to everyone not to treat PLHIV any differently, and dispel the myth that living with HIV makes one weak or incapable in any way.

You can follow and support the Kokoda+ trekkers on social media using the hashtags: #Kokodaplus and #strongerthanyouthink

If you'd like to donate to support the Kokoda+ trek, please visit their donation portal here.
Donations can be made to the whole campaign or to individual trekkers.

If the donations the campaign receives is more than the set goal, every dollar over will be redirected to support Queensland led research and projects in HIV and Sexual Health.

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