The global fight against AIDS has reached a defining moment. We now have the knowledge and the means to drive down new HIV infection rates, accelerate progress in reducing illness and deaths from HIV and for the first time contemplate an AIDS free generation.
In this updated paper, Bill Whittaker reports on Australia’s progress in responding to these scientific advances and to implementing the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV, which all countries have endorsed as the framework for global action to end the epidemic.
He urges Australia to seize the opportunities afforded by scientific advances to
- drive down rates of new HIV infections in Australia; and
- maximise the health prospects for Australians living with HIV
so that we reach the global goal of ending the HIV epidemic as envisioned by the 2011 UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS.
PDF of the complete paper is attached for downloading.