Strategy helps prevent HIV across Australia

About 500,000 needles and syringes have been distributed to Northern Territory drug injectors in the past year. The NT’s Aids &Hepatitis Council also revealed there was a reported 7000 “episodes of service” to clients to the Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs exchange in the same period. Across the country, 30 million needles and syringes were distributed in the past 12 months.

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We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic

In the summer of 1981, the world became aware of a mysterious new disease that was seen initially among a relatively small group of gay men in the US and was soon shown to be caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.

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