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"HIV-infected H9 T cell" by NIAID is licensed under CC BY 2.0

‘PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE HIV RESPONSE’

The HIV/AIDS organisations that were established to represent us at the height of the epidemic need to understand the challenges faced by people living with HIV. And, though HIV transmissions in Australia are falling, infections are not declining in our indigenous community, or among MSM (men who have sex with men) born overseas. Ending HIV by 2020 didn’t happen. Meanwhile around thirty thousand people are living with the virus in this country, and we face very real challenges around stigma, cost of living pressures and compromised health. We want these issues addressed by an HIV sector that receives millions of dollars in government funding.