This report provides an annual account of progress against the objectives of Australia’s National blood‑borne virus (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) Strategies.
In June 2014, Australia’s federal, state and territory health ministers endorsed five new National Strategies for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, STIs, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) together with a National Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy.
The targets and associated objectives of the National Strategies are to improve testing, treatment and uptake of preventative measures for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, STIs and HIV, and to reduce the incidence, morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause. Each objective has a series of measurable indicators for monitoring progress. The five National Strategies cover the period 2014 – 2017.
This report describes the targets, objectives and indicators of the National Strategies, and the level of progress being made in response. It provides measurement of the effectiveness of our national response and highlights areas requiring attention.