Eliminate HIV

Ending the HIV epidemic as a public health threat is now a real possibility.

Globally, an estimated 36.7 million people were living with HIV, with 46 percent on life-saving antiretroviral treatment, according to the World Health Organization.

In Australia, more than 25,300 people were living with HIV in 2015 and according to annual HIV surveillance data more than 10 percent were unaware of their HIV-positive status.

The goals of our Eliminate HIV program include:

  • To facilitate reductions in new HIV infections in Australia and internationally through an improved understanding of the major drivers of transmission.
  • To work towards HIV elimination by addressing key barriers to the implementation of evidence-based HIV prevention programs, and expanding access to HIV diagnosis and treatment.
  • Use basic, discovery and translational research to develop, trial and implement new strategies and tools that assist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV.

Contact Details

Chad Hughes

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination






Latest News

  • 19 March, 2018


    Vale Professor David Cooper

    HIV research in Australia and globally has lost a giant and a pioneer with the passing of Professor David Cooper following a short illness.

  • 09 February, 2018


    PBS listing for PrEP welcomed

    Burnet Institute welcomes the approval for HIV PrEP medication to be subsidised through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

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