6 June 2016
In response to my question in Parliament, the Minister for Health reported half a million HIV tests in 2016, as 77 per cent increase over the previous year. Testing and early treatment are vital to the campaign to end the transmission of HIV by 2020. There are real advances in rapid testing and treatment that means 92 per cent of people with HIV are getting treatment. The government’s extended approval of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV negative people at high risk of becoming infected is welcome.
Congratulations to all those involved in this work, which leads the world and is a great example of bipartisan commitment to public health and real partnership with service providers and affected communities. My question and the Minister's response is HERE.
This is HIV Testing Week and you get free HIV tests at many locations, find the one nearest you HERE.