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South Australian Policy
Response to HIV and Mobility
Lea Narciso
STI and BBV Section
Communicable Disease Control Branch, ...
SA Health
SA HIV notifications, 2010-2015
> In 2015, to date, there are 37 notifications of HIV
infection in South Austral...
SA Health
Exposure categories by location,
2014
SA Health
HIV notifications among women,
2010-2014
Year Number Percentage
2010 8 17
2011 18 26
2012 10 23
2013 17 25
2014 ...
SA Health
HIV notifications and country of
birth, 2014
> In 2014, Australia was the most frequent country of birth
recorde...
SA Health
HIV notifications and CALD
communities, 2014
> An average of 41 per cent of annual HIV notifications in
South Au...
SA Health
CALD communities strategic
document, 2012-2016
> HIV Prevention in CALD Communities in SA 2012-2016
strategic do...
SA Health
Funding and service plan,
2014-2019
> Review of HIV and viral hepatitis non-government
services in 2013
> Identi...
SA Health
2015-2016
> Funding and service plan strategic priorities have been
implemented
> New Community of Practice for ...
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South Australian Policy Response to HIV and Mobility

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Lea Narciso from SA Health discusses the changing epidemic in South Australia, which now includes an increasing number of people born overseas, and the government's policy response. This presentation was given at the AFAO Community Hub at the ASHM 2015 conference.

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South Australian Policy Response to HIV and Mobility

  1. 1. South Australian Policy Response to HIV and Mobility Lea Narciso STI and BBV Section Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health September 2015 Public-I1-A1
  2. 2. SA Health SA HIV notifications, 2010-2015 > In 2015, to date, there are 37 notifications of HIV infection in South Australia. > A gradual increase in the number of overseas born cases over the past five years is evident in the dataset. > In 2015, 57 per cent of notifications were persons born outside Australia. Number of HIV cases notified Year Total 2010 48 2011 68 2012 43 2013 69 2014 55 2015 37
  3. 3. SA Health Exposure categories by location, 2014
  4. 4. SA Health HIV notifications among women, 2010-2014 Year Number Percentage 2010 8 17 2011 18 26 2012 10 23 2013 17 25 2014 19 35
  5. 5. SA Health HIV notifications and country of birth, 2014 > In 2014, Australia was the most frequent country of birth recorded with 28 (51%) of cases. > Of the remaining cases, 26 (47%) were born overseas (and country of birth was not stated for one case). > The various regions or countries of birth identified were Africa (n=11), Asia (n=9), the Americas (n=3), United Kingdom (n=2) and the Middle East (n=1) .
  6. 6. SA Health HIV notifications and CALD communities, 2014 > An average of 41 per cent of annual HIV notifications in South Australia were people of CALD backgrounds. • In 2014, 23 cases (43%) comprised of people of CALD backgrounds. > Nineteen (83 per cent) of those born overseas acquired HIV overseas whilst four (17 per cent) cases acquired HIV in Australia. > Amongst the nine male cases from CALD backgrounds, six reported they acquired the infection overseas and five reported the source of the infection to be a same sex partner. > There were fourteen females from CALD backgrounds and eleven (79 per cent) reported sexual activity overseas as their only risk factor.
  7. 7. SA Health CALD communities strategic document, 2012-2016 > HIV Prevention in CALD Communities in SA 2012-2016 strategic document emerged from SA HIV Action Plan 2009-2012. > Developed in partnership with government and non government organisations: • to improve quality of life of people from priority CALD backgrounds* who are living with HIV • to reduce onwards transmission of HIV. > Focus on: • facilitating prevention, testing and treatment; addressing stigma and discrimination; engaging in culturally appropriate health promotion; and building the capacity of existing services. *Based on incidence of HIV and SA migration data in 2012: Sub Saharan African and South East Asian populations in SA.
  8. 8. SA Health Funding and service plan, 2014-2019 > Review of HIV and viral hepatitis non-government services in 2013 > Identified new and emerging priorities for HIV and viral hepatitis services in South Australia > Strategic priorities for non-government services included: • investment in a dedicated community HIV and viral hepatitis prevention project for African communities • establishment of a peer support and community development program for women living with HIV.
  9. 9. SA Health 2015-2016 > Funding and service plan strategic priorities have been implemented > New Community of Practice for Action on HIV and Mobility SA (CoPAHM SA) has been established > SA HIV Implementation and Evaluation Plan 2015-2016 to address the 7th National HIV Strategy and the 4th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV Strategy has been finalised.

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