The NSW HIV Strategy 2016-2020 continues the commitment to achieving the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in NSW by 2020, building on the targets and activities that proved successful in implementing the NSW HIV Strategy 2012-2015. It is based on current evidence, and continues the focus by NSW on preventing, testing for and treating HIV.
The bold targets outlined in the 2012-2015 Strategy relied upon early testing and treatment as prevention. This remains the cornerstone of the NSW HIV response. The NSW HIV Strategy 2016-2020 keeps many aspects of the earlier strategy including the importance of condom use, testing and treatment as prevention. Over the coming years we will scale up the availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people at high risk of HIV infection. We will also increase support for low HIV caseload general practitioners, and we will continue evaluation of our HIV programs, including through the NHMRC partnership grant led by the Kirby Institute.