Research Reports

ACCESS: NSW HIV report 2007 – 2014

Early detection and treatment of HIV are centrepieces of an international movement to reduce rates of HIV among affected populations. Frequent testing and early treatment of those diagnosed with the virus are key components of the NSW HIV Strategy, which aims to increase antiretroviral treatment coverage to 90% of living with HIV and reduce the average time between infection and diagnosis to 1.5 years1.

ACCESS: NSW STI report 2007 – 2014

For several years, diagnoses of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), notably chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, have increased in Australia and New South Wales (NSW). Untreated STIs can contribute to a range of negative health outcomes, including pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, infertility, low birth weight, and increase the risk of HIV infection. As such, early identification and prompt treatment are important for reducing the burden of STIs, goals outlined in the 3rd National STI Strategy and the forthcoming 2016 – 2020 NSW STI Strategy.

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