HELP US END HIV IN NSW BY 2020
Our Ending HIV initiative aims to educate gay men – the population group in NSW most at risk from HIV – about the real possibility that HIV transmission in NSW could be virtually eliminated by 2020 as a result of advances in testing technologies, HIV treatments and prevention strategies.
The campaign seeks to educate gay men about three key activities they need to undertake to help end the epidemic:
1) Test Often – sexually active gay men need to get tested for HIV at least twice a year, as this is the only way that undiagnosed infections can be decreased and access to treatment can be increased
2) Treat Early – advances in HIV medicines offer improved health benefits for people living with HIV and can reduce traces of the virus in their body to an undetectable level, significantly reducing the likelihood of them transmitting HIV
3) Stay Safe – condoms, PrEP and other risk reduction strategies remain central to the fight against HIV so gay men need to maintain a culture of safe sex
Launched in 2013, the campaign forms a key part of the NSW HIV Strategy 2012-2015, a plan to reduce HIV transmission among gay men in NSW by 80% by 2020.