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

Telephone

+61392822214

Email

chad.hughes@burnet.edu.au


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Latest News

  • 22 September, 2017

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    Cancer drug found to block HIV

    New Burnet Institute research led by Dr Clovis Palmer has identified a cancer drug that can block HIV replication.

  • 21 August, 2017

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    HIV research optimism on PrEP

    Burnet researchers remain optimistic about the subsidisation of HIV prevention drug PrEP despite the latest deferral of approval.

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