ROAD MAP FOR ACTION
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This document presents five key action areas for HIV and mobility issues in Australia. The report shines a spotlight on the context and types of mobility, differences in HIV diagnoses across Australia relating to migrant and mobile populations and the need for more targeted and nuanced responses. The report provides an implementation plan to operationalise the recommendations of the 7th National HIV Strategy.
Over the past 30 years, Australia has achieved outstanding results through a grass roots response from our communities most affected by HIV, supported by evidence based policy and programs. In the last five to ten years there has been an increase in HIV diagnoses among people and their partners travelling to and from regions of high HIV prevalence; a trend seen globally. Approaches used in the past to reduce HIV transmission need to be adapted to respond to a context where people are more and more mobile. Additionally, current investment in health and support services for mobile and migrant communities is often ad hoc and a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
In 2014 Curtin University in partnership with La Trobe University released HIV and Mobility in Australia: Road Map for Action. The report builds on a range of work conducted around Australia and internationally and is the result of collaboration between the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH), SiREN and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS).