This year has been an exciting year for Meridian. After a period of change and renewal last year, this year saw Meridian undertake a major strategic planning process. This has resulted in a new Strategic Plan that will see the direction of Meridian from 2016 to 2020.
It is a particularly exciting time to be looking forward. The extraordinary developments in the prevention and management of HIV mean that we are now planning for a future where there are virtually no new transmissions in our community. When we began our work in the 1980s, a key focus was supporting what was then a terrible illness. While there were high hopes for the development of a cure, it would have been difficult to fathom a future where we had come so far in being able to protect and support our community.