The Sixth National HIV Strategy

3. Objectives and indicators

Page last updated: July 2010

This section details objectives and indicators for use in monitoring progress under the strategy. Indicators are measurable targets that apply to the related objective.

The primary indicators are those that have been agreed under the National Healthcare Agreement. These have been specified and will be regularly reported on during the life of the agreement. Additional indicators have been included for the more specific objectives relevant to this strategy. Further work will be undertaken during the implementation phase to develop a surveillance and monitoring plan. This will include further work on specifications for the indicators, and development of an agreed process for reporting on them. In some circumstances further data development may also be needed.

GOALOBJECTIVEINDICATOR1
To reduce the transmission of and morbidity and mortality caused by HIV and to minimise the personal and social impact of HIV.
To reduce the transmission of and morbidity and mortality caused by HIV and to minimise the personal and social impact of HIV.
Reduce the incidence of HIVIncidence of HIV infection (National Healthcare Agreement Indicator)
Reduce the risk behaviours associated with the transmission of HIVProportion of men who have engaged in unprotected anal intercourse with casual male partners in the previous six months (National Healthcare Agreement Indicator)

Proportion of people who inject drugs who re-used another person’s used needle and syringe in the previous month
Increase the proportion of people living with HIV on treatments with undetectable viral loadProportion of people receiving antiretroviral treatment for HIV infection whose viral load is less than 400 copies/ml
Decrease the number of people with undiagnosed HIV infectionProportion of cases of newly
diagnosed HIV infection
that are a late HIV diagnosis
(defined as newly diagnosed
HIV infection with a CD4+ cell
count of <200 cells/ěl)
Improve the quality of life of people living with HIV Proportion of people with HIV who report their general health status and their general wellbeing to be excellent or good

(1) In areas with available data