HIV Australia 2019

Find on this page commissioned articles, audio interviews, and editorials about the latest in HIV, from both a local and global perspective.


“Is it HIV or just old age?” How Australia’s first generation of PLHIV are experiencing ageing

Around half of all people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Australia are now over 50 [1] with this number projected to rise [2].

People on the move: implications for meeting Australia’s 95:95:95 targets by 2022

With over one billion people moving across the world in 2018 [1], mobility is an increasingly important driver of infectious diseases including HIV.

Never Turning Back

For the first twelve years of the epidemic, HIV/AIDS was a mass trauma event for the gay community in Australia. It was a prolonged period of psychological and social disruption threatening the coping capacity of the communities and threatening their very survival.


Mobilising the potential of HIV self-testing: benefits and barriers

If Australia is to achieve its ambitious target of virtually eliminating new HIV transmissions by 2022, the ability to test for HIV frequently and easily will be paramount.

Engaging communities affected by HIV in Cairns and surrounds

The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) aims to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI), Sistergirl and Brotherboy Queenslanders through prevention programs, by helping people to improve, and have more control over, their health and wellbeing.

New study challenges assumptions about PrEP, condom use and STIs

PrEP has emerged as a highly effective HIV prevention tool for gay and bisexual men and other people at risk of acquiring HIV. However, PrEP has not been accepted by all, mainly due to fears that its use will lead to further increases in other STIs among gay and bisexual men.

On-demand and injectable PrEP

On-demand and injectable PrEP. The trial is being undertaken among HIV negative gay and bisexual men and transgender women across the Americas, Asia and South Africa. The results of this trial are expected in 2021.


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Interview: Dr Lisa Fitzgerald from the University of Queensland

An interview with Dr Lisa Fitzgerald from the University of Queensland at the AFAO Members’ Meeting in November 2018.

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In Conversation: Professor Sharon Lewin AO from the Doherty Institute

An interview with Professor Sharon Lewin AO from the Doherty Institute explaining the London Patient and what this means for HIV cure research.

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In Conversation: The Hon Dr Neal Blewett AC and the Hon Dr Peter Baume AC

An interview with the Hon Dr Neal Blewett AC and the Hon Dr Peter Baume AC on the bipartisanship that defined Australia’s early response to the HIV epidemic.