Understanding Current Actions
The HIV blueprint is a comprehensive, mapped out strategy for combating and bringing to an end to HIV transmission in Australia. It includes the goal of the organisation, which is ending the transmission of HIV in Australia, the effort needed, that is, the community in research and medicine; and alleviating the burdens of the disease.
HIV is a very complicated disease to curb. Due to its ability to reside in the human body for a long period before visible signs start to manifest, carriers can in this period of incubation, unknowingly infect others through the sharing of sharp objects or sexual intercourse among other means.
Also, the stigma attached to HIV makes people reluctant to diagnose their status and proceed promptly with treatment if needed. (Especially with the ignorance and misconceptions about the virus).
Australia has for decades been working on means to stop the transmission of disease. As such, it should be no surprise that the goal of the blueprint is to end HIV transmission within Australia.
In turn, the HIV blueprint details the various efforts that the government has taken to bring this goal to reality. Even more, the goal extends to ensuring that Australia can champion the cause for an HIV-free world. After all, by ending transmission with Australia, a relevant model for the future emerges.
To end HIV transmission, efforts have to be cooperative and properly coordinated. Enlightenment has to start at grass root about the way to prevent contracting the virus, importance of testing, and availability of treatment—all these cumulate to making a long-lasting impact as well as reaching the goal.
Even more, community-led efforts are also paramount. It ensures that various specialised programs can emerge that meets the needs of creating an HIV-free state. It also ensures that there can be an improvement in the foundation of the action to prevent the spread of HIV within Australia.
Also, it is necessary to apply the use of technology to ensure that there is an improvement in testing. From Rapid HIV testing to HIV self-testing, all these have become necessary efforts to get the job done.
Research into existing programs and evaluation of such programs is also necessary. This will ensure that the effectiveness of efforts gets measured.
The efforts will bring about am impact which includes lessening the burden of the disease on individuals by stopping further transmission with the education about prevention methods and also on a national scale by reducing the cost channelled into funding HIV treatments.
Summarily, the goals help set the efforts in motion and direction. To end the transmission and spread of HIV in Australia, cooperation has to be from grassroots. Communities need to work hand in hand with medical professionals to facilitate research and educate members of the community in intricacies of the virus.