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.
An analysis published in the lead up to World AIDS Day reveals that HIV is ‘virally suppressed’ in only 59 per cent of children and adolescents on treatment.
We still need to do more to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV, says UNSW Research Fellow Timothy Broady.
Tackling stigma surrounding HIV is an enduring challenge, with many people living with HIV/AIDS saying they face discrimination and judgment in their lives.
Three decades after the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Australia’s leading HIV research body The Kirby Institute has been involved in every major breakthrough in world-wide HIV treatment and management.
World AIDS Day holds a special significance this year, with 2010 witnessing the most dramatic breakthroughs in HIV prevention since the first days of the global pandemic, writes UNSW Professor John Kaldor.
Australians should not be complacent about the risk of HIV infection, UNSW researchers have warned on World AIDS Day.