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HIV and Australia’s Migration Health Requirement for permanent residence: call for policy reform

AFAO believes that the Health Requirement is and will remain a barrier to people with HIV applying for and acquiring Australian residence. This paper makes recommendations for the reform of Australian migration policy so that it is line with international human rights standards and public health best practice.

Published: 17/10/2013PDF File - 512.9 KB

HIV, criminal law and public health forum communiqué

The communiqué was endorsed at the AFAO/NAPWA HIV, Criminal Law & Public Health Forum in September 2011. It expresses Forum participants’ shared concerns about the criminalisation of HIV and sets out key issues to be addressed.

Published: 29/09/2011PDF File - 510.3 KB
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Guiding Principles in Partnership & Capacity Development

These principles guide the work of AFAO's international Program.

Published: 08/03/2010PDF File - 2.3 MB
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AFAO International Strategy 2007-2010

The International Strategy directs the work of AFAO's International program.

Published: 10/10/2007PDF File - 24.6 KB

Analysis and and Argument For and Against Routine Antenatal testing for HIV of all Pregnant Women in Australia

Periodically there are calls for routine or mandatory HIV testing of all pregant women, however across the board screening of low risk populations has been proven to be both impractical and ineffective. This paper analyses the arguments for and against mandatory testing of pregnant women. ARCHIVED - some information may be out of date

Published: 10/09/2007PDF File - 30.3 KB

Criminal Prosecution of HIV Transmission

AFAO and its member organisations favour the use of public health interventions over criminal sanctions in responding to HIV/AIDS, wherever this is possible and appropriate. ARCHIVED - some information may be out of date

Published: 10/04/2007PDF File - 32.7 KB