The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and related programs unit, 'HARP' hosted a free two-day workshop in Dubbo to up-skill staff caring for people with HIV or AIDS.
The NSW Users and Aids Association run the event annually for staff to come together who work across the three main HIV strains, sexual health services, the needle and syringe program and the hepatitis services.
The event discusses how carers across the three main strains can provide better care to people carrying sexually transmitted or blood borne diseases.
Injecting, sexually transmitted and contracting hepatitis are the main contributors for HIV and AIDS cases in Australia.
WNSWLHD HARP Manager, Ann Ryan said the event attracts expert speakers to provide an education and training focus to the staff.
"Ideally, health districts aim to virtually eliminate HIV transmissions by 2020," she said.
"There is treatment available to make HIV sufferers viral low decreased to the extent that they can't transmit HIV.
"That's why we have such a big focus on people getting tested, so we can find those people who may be unaware they have HIV and treat them."