TagHIV (human immunodeficiency virus)

Report: Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey, 2022

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UNSW, June 2022 The report on the 2022 Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey has been published. The Gay Community Periodic Surveys (GCPS) are repeated, cross-sectional surveys of gay men conducted in the metropolitan areas of seven Australian states and territories. They are a key part of Australia’s behavioural surveillance system for HIV, monitoring sexual practices, drug use and patterns of...

Media Release: Eliminating HIV transmission and ensuring health equity for LGBTIQA+ Australians

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Department of Health and Aged Care (Australia), 3 May 2023 The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to eliminate HIV transmission in Australia, and address the health disparities experienced by LGBTIQA+ people. An additional $19.7 million in the 2023–24 Budget will ensure better access to HIV testing, treatment and information, including support for the HIV workforce and to...

Watch on-demand: Sessions from the 1st Australasian Conference on Point of Care Testing

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Australasian Society for HIV Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 26/04/2023 The inaugural 1st Australasian Conference on Point of Care Testing for Infectious Diseases was an outstanding achievement. Hosted at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on the 14th and 15th of March, the conference attracted over 270 attendees from 19 different countries, representing numerous disciplines...

Treatment as prevention works: HIV infections down by 66 per cent in NSW and Victoria

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, 17th April 2023 A ten-year study into the impact of HIV ‘treatment as prevention’ has found that a 27 per cent increase in people accessing effective HIV treatment saw HIV infections decrease by 66 per cent between 2010 to 2019, in NSW and Victoria.  The findings, published today in Lancet HIV, show the success of HIV treatment as prevention in reducing new HIV infections...

Aboriginal-specific STI & BBV resources for regional and rural SA

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SHINE SA & Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), April 18th, 2023 SHINE SA and the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia have produced a series of STI & BBV resources designed for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS). Many of these resources feature artwork by Arabana and Kokatha artist Mali Isabel. In addition to ACCHS, these resources are also...

Results of the 7th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health (SSASH)

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, December 2022 The Australian National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health (SSASH) survey is a national study exploring the sexual health and well-being of school-age young people in Australia. The study explores young people’s experiences of sex, relationships, sexual health and school-based relationships and...

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