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HIV in Australia 2023 Factsheet

Each year, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) provides a snapshot of what HIV looks like in Australia. This resource, provides the most up to date epidemiological data in the form of an infographic.

 

Key Points:

  • Data represents an overall decline in the number of HIV notifications of 48% over the last 10 years.
  • There has been a 38% reduction in HIV notifications since 2019*
  • Agenda 2025 elimination target: 90% reduction from 2010, or 91 cases.
  • Most HIV transmission today occurs where one partner has HIV but does not know it.

 

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HIV in Australia 2022 Factsheet

Each year, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) provides a snapshot of what HIV looks like in Australia. This resource, provides the most up to date epidemiological data in the form of an infographic.

Key points:

HIV in Australia 2022 reflects some of the many impacts of COVID-19, including disruptions to testing and prevention.

  • HIV notifications have declined by 37% in Australia since 2016.
  • COVID-19 disruptions – including less HIV testing – have contributed to the dramatic drop in HIV notifications in 2020.
  • Most HIV transmission today occurs where one partner has HIV but does not know it. We must urgently restore testing rates to pre-pandemic levels.
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ACON - Its Who We Are: Exploring the Role, Impact and Value of Peers

The history of the successful response to HIV in New South Wales is a testament to the effectiveness and strength of the community’s response and the understanding shown by policy makers, researchers, politicians and other health professionals to work in partnership with affected communities. This partnership has been at the core of the world leading response and has meant that NSW has been able to respond to HIV more effectively than many other places around the world.

At the centre of this partnership has been our communities and the peer workers who have dedicated countless hours and much energy in responding to HIV and in supporting and caring for each other.

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AFAO - HIV Self Test Factsheet

An HIV Self-Test is an HIV test you can perform yourself in the privacy of your own home or wherever you feel comfortable. The HIV Self-Test available in Australia is discrete, accurate and easy to use.

The HIV Self-Test is a small cartridge containing a paper test strip. It is similar in size and shape to a USB drive. Included in the HIV Self-Test pack will be an HIV Self-Test cartridge, a set of instructions, a bottle of test fluid (which is added along with a blood sample), and a disposal bag. The pack contains a Care Card, which includes a list of contacts in case you have questions or concerns about the test or your test result.

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NAPWHA - Breastfeeding for Women Living with HIV in Australia

If you are living with HIV and you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you may be thinking about breastfeeding your baby, and whether it is safe or advisable.
The information in this community resource is provided for women who are living with HIV and want to understand the issues around breastfeeding or formula feeding.

For more information about this resource and other resources for Women Living With HIV, visit: https://napwha.org.au/resource/breastfeeding/

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Gay, Bisexual, and MSM Sexual Health

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (including trans men who have sex with men) are a priority population group for STIs and HIV. GP's, nurses, and other medical practitioners have an essential role in looking after their health.

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The AIDS Candlelight Memorial Speech 2021 – Held on 16 May 2021

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is a time for all of us to remember the many lives lost of HIV and AIDS. The first memorial event was held in 1983 and since then there have been thousands of events across the world.

This year the event was held at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre and the guest speaker was Clara Tuck Meng Soo. Dr Soo received her medical training at Cambridge University and King’s College London. She worked for several years in the UK before migrating to Australia in 1989. In 2002 she became Practice Principal of IGP and Hobart Place General Practice.

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ANA AFAO Treatment as Prevention Factsheet

What is Treatment as Prevention?

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ANA AFAO HIV Testing Factsheet

When should I get tested?

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ANA AFAO PrEP Factsheet

What is PrEP?

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