Implementing the United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Australia’s Domestic Response: Turning Political Will into Action

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This report is a blueprint for reinvigorating the Australian response to HIV and has been prepared by a coalition of state and national groups. 

It makes recommendations for reducing HIV transmission rates by 50 % by 2015, in line with the United Nations global infection reduction goals.

Australia’s once ground-breaking partnership approach to HIV has stalled and stagnated with a lack of communication, innovation and vision.

“Unfortunately, by 2012 the HIV partnership has been undermined by a lack of certainty, limited investment, ineffective communication, mechanisms and poor leadership,” the paper concludes.

We call for better communication between government, health groups and researchers; improved access to faster testing and treatment on the PBS and the removal of legal and policy barriers.

23 November 2012