Vitiligo Reseach Grant 2022

Vitiligo Reseach Grant 2022

The VAA would like to invite applicants to appy for the Vitiligo Research Grant 2022. The VAA Research Grant has been established to support local research into vitiligo in order to improve our understanding of this condition.  Preference will be given to...
COVID-19 and vitiligo, what we know so far

COVID-19 and vitiligo, what we know so far

COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 and declared as a global pandemic on 12 March 2020 by the World Health Organisation has raised many public health concerns across the world. For people with vitiligo, many are concerned of their health outcomes and vitiligo in the setting...
Dr Google for Vitiligo?

Dr Google for Vitiligo?

The internet and social media serve as a valuable source of information and as a result it has become an integral part of our daily lives. There is an abundance of health-related information online which not only allows for greater accessibility to essential health...
Camouflage for vitiligo

Camouflage for vitiligo

Currently there are many products available on the market which can be used to conceal vitiligo lesions. Camouflage products can be broadly categorised as: Camouflage product – refers to a product that is designed or marketed specially to conceal a skin lesion or...
The history of vitiligo and World Vitiligo Day

The history of vitiligo and World Vitiligo Day

Some of you may be wondering how long we have known about vitiligo. It may surprise you but descriptions of ‘vitiligo’ like lesions date as far back as 3000 years ago in the Ancient Egyptian and pre-Hindu Vedic texts. The word ‘vitiligo’ is believed to have originated...
Doctor, is it vitiligo?

Doctor, is it vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a skin condition characterised by well-demarcated white patches caused by melanocyte loss or destructions. Melanocytes are cells that produce pigment and is responsible for the colour in our skin, hair and eye. As a result of melanocyte loss or...
New Vitiligo Association of Australia website

New Vitiligo Association of Australia website

The VAA is excited to announce our new website! We hope the new website will be easier to navigate and direct you to the information you need. Remember to keep a close eye of our website and social media for updates, events and news. Interested in becoming a member of...
Pia Miranda’s story

Pia Miranda’s story

Hi, I’m Pia and I was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 46 which was just over a year ago. I was born in Melbourne, Australia. This is where I currently live although I spent some of my childhood in Darwin and Canberra. I grew up as a ballet dancer but transitioned to...