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Updated December 2006
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HIV/AIDS in Australia
Population, 201323,100,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 2012nd
AIDS deaths, 2012nd
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Australia Annual Surveillance Reports
The annual review of available surveillance data pertaining to the occurrence of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and STIs in Australia. It draws together relevant data from many sources into a single comprehensive report.
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 239K ]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 832K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Guidelines and Best Practices
U.S. Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents: Incorporating Commentary to Adapt the Guidelines to the Australasian Setting
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, 2008 [PDF, 1.7].
Policy Reports and Papers
Australia's Successful Response to AIDS and the Role of Law Reform
Danielle Malek, The World Bank, June 2006. [PDF, 281K]
The Vietnamese Harm Reduction Project, Stage 1
& Stage 2. Report by the Centre for Harm Reduction and Western Region AIDS Prevention, February 2003. [PDF, 674K]
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Extensive links to national and state organizations.
AIDS Information Services
Provides information and resources for educators, AIDS awareness groups, and community organizations.
Albion Street Centre - International Health Services
A health centre dealing with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C clinical management, counselling, research, prevention and education.
Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Population Health Division
Coordinates the national response to HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases. Site details specific initiatives and links to related publications, including education kits.
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
Housed within the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University, affiliated with the University of Melbourne, and funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.
HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Information Web Site
Provides multilingual HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and for health care workers. Languages include Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, English, Indonesian, Italian, Khmer, Portuguese, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
HIV/AIDS Positive Stories
Created and maintained by Carolena Helderman, a master's student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research
Research units include Epidemiology & Social Research, International Health, Hepatitis, Children's Virology, AIDS Cellular Biology, AIDS Pathogenesis, and AIDS Molecular Biology. In addition to basic laboratory research, the centre designs, evaluates, and implements public health programs, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. Hosts the National Centre for HIV Research and the Centre for Harm Reduction; administrative home of the Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research.
National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research
National Centre in HIV Social Research
Housed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.
National Health and Medical Research Council
PLAN International Australia
Works directly with children, their families, and communities in devising, implementing, and evaluating development projects.
Tasmania Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
Women's Health Statewide
Links to documents on women and HIV/AIDS from South Australia State Government.
Conferences and Events
4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
International AIDS Society. Sydney, Australia, July 22-25, 2007.
20th Annual Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Conference
Hobart, Tasmania, September 17-20, 2008.