Too many Australians are still diagnosed with HIV every year and more must be done to meet the target of ending new HIV infections by 2020.
A Shorten Labor Government will renew the effort to end HIV transmissions in Australia with a $53 million commitment to step up the fight against the disease.
Can you sign this petition calling for Malcolm Turnbull to support Labor’s plan to make HIV history?
Labor’s policy includes:
- $10 million a year to restore funding to HIV peak organisations
- $3 million a year to improve prevention, testing and treatment for hidden populations
- $3.6 million a year to expand trials of PrEP – a game-changing HIV prevention drug – across the country.
The Abbott-Turnbull Government has cut almost $1 billion from health promotion, undermining the community-led response to HIV in Australia and contributing to the current rate of infections.
In 1985 former Labor health minister Neil Blewett led Australia’s response to AIDS. That response saved thousands of lives. But today there are still 1,000 new HIV infections each year.
We have it within our grasp to make HIV history, now all Australia needs is the resources to make it happen. Only Labor will put Australia back on track to make HIV history.