Condoms and PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) are effective methods of protecting yourself and others from getting HIV.

PrEP is a medication that prevents HIV infection. It can be taken daily, on-demand or periodically around the time of sex according to your prescribed dosing schedule.

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Starting treatment early offers significantly improved health benefit to people living with HIV. People on treatment who have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to their partners.

HIV treatments can be picked up from a hospital pharmacy, a local chemist or delivered via online options.

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HIV testing is fast, easy and confidential. Rapid tests and home tests are available.

More of us need to get tested more often. How often depends on our lifestyle and sexual behaviour.

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The HIV support program

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

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Strategy and policies

The NSW HIV Strategy 2021-2025 continues the commitment to achieving the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in NSW by 2025, building on the success of the NSW HIV Strategy 2016-2020. To make new gains, the Strategy will address barriers created by stigma and encourage ongoing innovation.

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HIV surveillance data

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

HIV data is reported quarterly and annually.

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Current as at: Tuesday 13 February 2024
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