HIV Research

HIV Research

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; and
  • creating opportunities for increased interaction between researchers, participants and users.

There is multi-partisan support for an eighth National HIV Strategy.

National HIV research centre websites

Epidemiology and clinical research 

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society

The Burnet Institute 

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Social research 

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society

Centre for Social Research in Health