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Research plays a critical role in providing a strong evidence base for informing policy, as well as for designing, monitoring and evaluating programs.

As outlined in the Seventh National HIV Strategy (2014–2017), federal and state funded research is based on a range of agreed principles including:

  • infrastructure support through the national centres in HIV research;
  • enhanced collaboration between institutions
  • reduced duplication;
  • building research capacity across jurisdictions; and
  • the development of a competitive environment that encourages innovation.

Priority actions for 2014–2017 are:

  • investigating the potential for rapid HIV testing in clinical and community settings
  • evaluating and developing effective peer education and peer support programs
  • establishing consultative mechanisms to set the HIV research agenda
  • creating opportunities for increased interaction between researchers, participants and users

This page was published on 12 January, 2011

This page was reviewed on 18 December 2015