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INFORMATION FOR MEDIA
2013 Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences
Darwin Convention Centre Oct 21-25

International and national experts on HIV and sexually transmissible infections are convening in Darwin to present latest research and statistics relating to HIV & AIDS and sexual health.

New statistics about to be released on Monday 21st October reveal a disturbing trend in Australia’s HIV figures and the behaviour that is driving it. See below details about the Surveillance Reports and media materials.

Annual Surveillance Report 2013: HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia
The Kirby Institute
This Surveillance Report is the seventeenth annual review of available surveillance data pertaining to the occurrence of HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in Australia. It is intended to be a reference document for organisations and individuals interested in the occurrence of these infectious diseases in Australia, drawing together relevant data from many sources into a single comprehensive report. 
Annual Surveillance Report 2013
Kirby Institute press release about the ASR
AFAO press release in response to the ASR
NAPWHA press release in response to the ASR


Annual Surveillance Report 2013: Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
Australia’s first people and HIV: no time for complacency
The Kirby Institute
The number of new infections of HIV in Indigenous Australians has historically been both extremely low and stable; but that seems to be changing.
This Surveillance Report provides information on the occurrence of BBVs and STIs among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia. Published by the Kirby Institute, the purposes of this Report is to stimulate and support discussion on ways forward in minimising the risk of transmission as well as the personal and social consequences of these infections within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Read the Report
20 year high in HIV cases among Indigenous Australians: Press release

Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2013: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia
Centre for Social Research in Health
This 2013 Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour (ARTB) presents data from a selection of the behavioural and social research conducted by the Centre for Social Research in Health (formerly the National Centre in HIV Social Research). The report focuses in particular on studies assessing trends over time or addressing emerging issues.
Read the ARTB
Read the ARTB official media release
Rates of HIV increase across Australia: Press release


Melbourne Declaration Update: Urgent call to action on HIV
Back in October 2012, leading community, professional and research organisations made an urgent call to action on HIV through the Melbourne Declaration, a four point plan. This Update responds to various developments this past year and provides a progress report on Australia's HIV trend.
Read the Melbourne Declaration: Update
Read the official press release about the Melbourne Declaration: Update
Visit the Melbourne Declaration website

 

Key Deadlines
Abtract Submission
14 June 2013
Scholarship Application
5 July 2013
Early Bird Registration
23 August 2013
Accommodation
13 September 2013
Final Registration
10 October 2013
Conference
21 - 23 October 2013