Policy report

21 Oct 2019

The HIV pandemic has changed the face of global health, posing serious challenges to political, economic, and cultural stability in many countries and communities. This paper serves as a primer on the evolution of HIV prevention efforts, innovative new technologies, and the outstanding barriers that...

Briefing paper

5 Oct 2017

Reports new ways that anti-retroviral therapy in Papua New Guinea is being refracted through Christian moral discourses.


1 Jun 2016

Executive Summary

The Seroconversion Study has existed in several forms since 1992. This most recent version completed data collection in 2015. Seroconversion studies have played an important role in the Australian HIV response and are a useful research tool in understanding the current...


26 Oct 2014

With HIV infections in Australia at a 20-year high, there’s a push to subsidise a daily pill that can stop transmission, but health professionals and the gay community are split over the drug, which some say will encourage risky sexual behaviour and could place a...


13 Oct 2014

Overview: How have artists responded to the HIV virus creatively in their work, and what effect have their projects had on communities and attitudes as a whole? This panel of experts from around the globe examines the challenges of folding HIV narratives into creative...


Surveillance and evaluation report 2014
18 Sep 2014

This report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia for the purposes of stimulating and supporting discussion on ways forward in minimising the transmission risks.


18 Sep 2014

Provides a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia and includes estimates of incidence and prevalence of HIV and viral hepatitides, by demographic and risk groups, patterns of treatment for HIV and viral hepatitis infection, and behavioural risk factors for...


27 Aug 2014

Nobel Laureate Professor Rolf Zinkernagel presented a Public Lecture at the The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at ANU on 25 August 2014 entitled 'Why do we not have a vaccine against HIV or TB?'

Prior to the public lecture the Curtin...


21 Jul 2014

The Melbourne 2014 AIDS conference is discussing progress and challenges in the fight against HIV/ AIDS.

In 2012, 35 million people were estimated to be living with HIV, with over two million newly-infected in 2012.

How far have we come and do we...


14 Jul 2014

A report to the United Nations about New Zealand's progress against HIV/AIDs for the period January 2012–December 2013.

Status of the epidemic

In New Zealand, the early epidemic of HIV infection and AIDS was highly concentrated among men who had sex with...


1 May 2013

Executive summary

DEMOGRAPHICS The HIV Futures 7 survey was completed by 1058 HIV positive Australians from all states and territories. This represents approximately 4.3% of the estimated HIV positive population.

92.2% were male (975), 6.7% were female (70) and 0.3% were transgender...


3 Oct 2011

The report reviews social and behavioural research on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections. Stigma remains a major issue for people affected by HIV, hepatitis C or drug dependence.

This report is the 13th in our annual series reviewing behavioural data that inform...


25 Oct 2010

Three significant difficulties in the study of privacy are minimising the priming of enhanced privacy sensitive responses; studying privacy sensitive groups and topics; and studying privacy behaviours rather than attitudes.

This article analyses these challenges ethnographically using two empirical studies on technology...


19 Oct 2010

The profile of people living with HIV in Australia is set to change significantly over the next decade. Among these changes are increases in new HIV infections; increases in the number of older men and women living with HIV; and a greater proportion of people...


1 Sep 2010

Reducing the incidence of blood-borne infections (BBVs) continues to present a considerable public health challenge. Both internationally and in New Zealand, the high risk of transmission of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) among injecting drug users (IDUs) has led to the introduction of harm reduction...


17 Jun 2010

There has been increasing global interest in documenting funding flows for health, but none of that work has focused on the Pacific region.

This paper outlines external funding for two specific areas of overseas development assistance (ODA) for health in the region—HIV/AIDS and non-communicable...


19 Dec 2009

The HIV Futures 6 survey was completed by 1106 HIV positive Australians from all states and territories. This represents approximately 6.6% of the estimated HIV positive population.

92.4% were male (1018), 7.4% were female (81) and 0.3% were transgender (3).

78.5% were gay...


3 Dec 2009

The Seroconversion Study collects both quantitative and qualitative data from mainly homosexual men who have recently been diagnosed with HIV.

Men are referred to the online questionnaire through clinics and HIV organizations providing services to men who are newly diagnosed. Men completing the online...


18 Sep 2008

The tenth in an annual series reviewing behavioural data relevant to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections, this report examines behavioural and attitudinal data relevant to the formation and evaluation of prevention strategies and to understanding individuals’...


Focus on HIV and AIDS
17 Jun 2008

Published annually since 1993, the World Disasters Report brings together the latest trends, facts and analysis of contemporary crises. The AIDS epidemic is a disaster on many levels.



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