The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. This blog is where we share information about AFAO's involvement with HIV events in Australia and internationally.
Mobile and migrant populations are an increasingly prominent
proportion of Australia’s HIV epidemic in 2014.
indicates that people born overseas in 2013 have HIV at double the rate of
those who are Australian born. The data also shows an increase of HIV diagnoses acquired
overseas among Australian born people over the past decade.
Against this background, two documents were launched in
Melbourne on 2 December that make important contributions to the response to
HIV for people who travel to or from high prevalence countries: The HIV and Mobility in Australia: Road Map forAction,
developed by the Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research
(WACHPR), the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)
and the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation
Network (SiREN); and AFAO’s HIV and Stigma: A Guide for Religious Leaders.