This page provides resources to support the appropriate reporting of HIV related matters.

Media representatives can find information about key developments in HIV, sexual health and hepatitis in Tasmania on this page 

For media enquiries please contact TasCAHRD on 03 6234 1242  or Shaun Staunton on 0439 877 646 


World AIDS Day 2013 - Information for Journalists

TasCAHRD implements multiple activities for World AIDS Day each year. Click the link below to download a World AIDS Day briefing fact sheet.

World AIDS Day Briefing Factsheet

Reporting HIV in Australia - Information for Journalists

This edition (2011) is a revision of the 2009 edition and was edited by Linda Forbes and produced by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations.

Download "Reporting HIV in Australia"

Language and Style Guide

The National Association of People with HIV Australia has produced a language guide for those writing about HIV in the Australian setting. It incorporates elements from the UNAIDS’ Terminology Guidelines (March 2007) and the ASHM style guide (January 2007).

Download "Language and Style Guide"

 HIV Terminology

This is an extract from the document above explaining what is considered appropriate language when discussing HIV/AIDS in the media.

Download the PDF

HIV Statistics

The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society releases statistics each year on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia. Click the link below to download the 2013 report.

Download "HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2013"

The United Nations 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS

The UN Political Declaration is a significant international agreement endorsed by all UN Member States. Australia has signed the United Nations 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, committing to bold actions and targets including, by 2015, reducing the sexual transmission of HIV by 50%, dramatically expanding access to HIV treatment and reducing HIV transmission among people who inject drugs by 50%.

Download "Implementing the United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Australia’s Domestic HIV Response: Turning Political Will into Action"

Download the "Action on HIV! The Melbourne Declaration 2012" document. This document outlines what Australia needs to do to achieve the ambitious HIV/AIDS reduction targets.

Download the "Action on HIV! The Melbourne Declaration 2012" update document. This document scores the progress Australia has made against the Melbourne Declaration priority areas.