Further efforts are needed to increase HIV testing among people and communities at risk of longstanding infection including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, according to the recently released NSW HIV Data Report July-September 2017.

In NSW, new HIV diagnoses have declined over the past six years. This is due to high uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) which is a daily medicine that prevents HIV, higher treatment rates as well as earlier commencement of treatment, and more frequent testing that leads to earlier diagnosis.

However, the report highlights the need to raise awareness of and improve access to the range of testing, treatment and prevention options available in NSW for people born overseas.

Read the report