Testing is key and will make a difference so we all need to keep up the great work. NSW Health have released the January-March 2017 HIV Data Report and the number of new HIV diagnoses in NSW among gay and bisexual men continues to fall. It appears that earlier diagnosis through more frequent testing, higher treatment coverage and the scale up of PrEP are all contributing toward our collective HIV prevention efforts.
But the report also indicates that there are still a number of people with undiagnosed HIV in the community so testing remains critical as is increasing further access to PrEP and reducing the time between diagnosis and treatment. We still have a long way to go but we think we’re heading in the right direction. Let’s strengthen our efforts and keep up the momentum in staying safe, testing often and treating early!
The HIV Data Report can be found here: https://goo.gl/DpJinT