Despite disruptions to testing and risk behaviour during COVID-19, the latest data from UNSW Sydney’s Kirby Institute shows Australia is tracking well towards the elimination of HIV transmission.
A new report finds most STIs in Australia remain undiagnosed and untreated, highlighting a need to increase STI testing across the country.
Three major projects, focusing on reducing stigma, community-led models and assessment of people living with chronic hepatitis B, have received funding.
The sustained downward trend is likely due to high uptake of prevention measures, testing and high levels of treatment.
Researchers at The Kirby Institute have secured more than $2.7 million from the NHMRC for two projects relating to HIV care and hepatitis C testing.
Forty years after the first case of AIDS was described in the United States, the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Australia is at an all-time low.
New HIV data, released today by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney for World AIDS Day, are a reminder for Australia to sustain its efforts in HIV prevention amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.