Australia has committed to reducing rates of HIV infections by 50 per cent, by 2015. But if we are to meet this target, we have to take action now. The Melbourne Declaration identifies four action areas that – if effectively implemented –will get us to where we ought to be in the fight against HIV.
The Melbourne Declaration calls on State, Territory and Commonwealth Governments to work with community-based organisations, research centres and professional organisations to:
- Increase uptake of, and better HIV testing;
- Enhance access to antiretroviral treatment;
- Make HIV PrEP available, and
- Strengthen a partnership response and an enabling environment, including support for HIV research and dissemination of information.
The time to act is now!