The HIV support program and 5 key support services

The HIV Support Program provides enhanced advice and support for doctors and their patients at the time of a new HIV diagnosis.

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The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV is to practice safe behaviours. Safe is the way to play.
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV take a pill everyday to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV.
EPIC-NSW is a study, led by the Kirby Institute and supported by NSW Health, to provide PrEP to 3700 people at a high risk of HIV infection in NSW. 

Strategy and policies

The NSW HIV Strategy 2016-2020 continues the commitment to achieving the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in NSW by 2020, building on the targets and activities that proved successful in implementing the NSW HIV Strategy 2012-2015.

NSW Framework and Standard Operating Procedures for HIV Point of Care Testing has been developed to guide the deleivery of high quality, safe and appropriate PoCT for HIV in NSW


  • From 1 July 2015 HIV treatments can be picked up from a hospital pharmacy, a local chemist or delivered via online options.
  • To pick up from a local chemist or arrange delivery via an online options, your scripts will need to be dated 1 July 2015 or after to be honoured.

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Data and tools

Data on NSW HIV testing, treatment, diagnoses and prevention and reports on progress against the NSW HIV Strategy is publically available.

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HIV testing is faster and easier than ever before and it's confidential. Rapid tests are now available which give you a result within 30 minutes.
More of us need to get tested more often. How often depends on our lifestyle and sexual behaviour.