Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents
Based on national and New South Wales HIV strategies aiming to virtually eliminate HIV transmission, new HIV testing initiatives targeting gay and bisexual men (GBM) have been introduced to increase the number of HIV tests performed, increase uptake of annual testing and HIV testing frequency, and reduce time between infection and diagnosis.
First, Mr Phillip Keen and Dr Prital Patel will summarise initiatives undertaken under two NSW HIV Strategies to increase testing among GBM. The impact of these initiatives will be described using indicators measuring number of HIV tests performed in NSW statewide, annual testing, annual testing frequency, testing concurrent with an STI diagnosis, HIV positivity, and the estimated proportion of GBM living with undiagnosed HIV in NSW. Data sources included a sentinel surveillance system (ACCESS), the NSW Health denominator data project, and the National HIV Registry.
Second, Dr Benjamin Bavinton will present national 2014-2018 data from the Gay Community Periodic Surveys on HIV testing frequency, stratified by use or non-use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.