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  1. Mobilisation, politics, investment and constant adaptation: lessons from the Australian health-promotion response to HIV

    ISSUE ADDRESSED: The Australian response to HIV oversaw one of the most rapid and sustained changes in community behaviour in Australia's health-promotion history. The combined action of communities of gay men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, people living with HIV and clinicians working in partnership with government, public health and research has been recognised for many years as highly successful in minimising the HIV epidemic. …

  2. National Blood‐borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Surveillance and Monitoring Plan 2010 ‐ 2013

    The National Blood-borne Virus (BBV) and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) Surveillance and Monitoring Plan is a supporting document to the National Strategies for BBVs and STIs. The Plan has been developed by a steering committee under the direction of Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA). Implementation of the plan will be overseen by the National BBV and STI Surveillance Sub-Committee of CDNA. …

  3. Seventh national HIV strategy 2014-2017

    The Seventh National HIV Strategy 2014–2017 sets the direction for Australia to reverse the increasing trend of new HIV diagnoses and works towards the virtual elimination of HIV transmission by 2020. The goals of the Seventh National HIV Strategy 2014–2017 (the Strategy) are to: work towards achieving the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in Australia by 2020; reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by HIV; minimise the personal and social impact of HIV. The Strategy has six objectives which, in combination, support achievement of its goals. The objectives are to: 1. …

  4. HIV and sexually transmitted infections in the Western Pacific region 2000-2010

    The countries in the Western Pacific Region have made good progress in reducing the transmission of HIV and providing services to people living with HIV (PLHIV). However, challenges remain and there are important gaps to be filled. This report documents the achievements and challenges of the health sector’s response to the HIV epidemic in the Region over the past decade. It identifies best practices and important opportunities to further reduce the number of new infections, and prolong and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV in the Western Pacific Region. …

  5. Sixth National HIV Strategy (2010-2013)

    This is the sixth national HIV strategy to be adopted in Australia. It builds on five previous strategies which guided Australia's response to HIV and AIDS between 1989 and 2009. The national response has been adjusted over the last decade to recognise the dramatic advances in HIV treatment since 1996. However, there remains no cure or effective vaccine for HIV on the horizon. It is important to recognise this reality in focusing on the need to reinvigorate prevention and to reinvest in a long-term, comprehensive response to HIV. …

  6. National HIV/AIDS strategy: revitalising Australia's response 2005-2008

    The goal of the fifth National HIV/AIDS Strategy is to reduce HIV transmission and to minimise the personal and social impacts of HIV/AIDS infection. …

  7. Status and trends of STI, HIV and AIDS at the end of the millennium: Western Pacific Region

    The book presents the status and trends of STI, HIV and AIDS in the Western Pacific Region based on the cumulative number of cases of HIV diagnoses in all countries of the Region. Analysis of the trend of the relative proportion in HIV risk exposure suggests that there have been three waves - first, sexual contact among men; second, widespread sharing of equipment among injecting drug users; and finally, the steady increase in the proportion of reported cases with heterosexual contact.

  8. National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004: Changes and challenges

    In this national HIV/AIDS Strategy Australia leads the way in responding to the challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In providing direction for Australia's continuing response to HIV/AIDS, this strategy builds on the experience and knowledge that has been developed in Australia during nearly two decades of combating the virus.

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