Australia’s annual report card on HIV, hepatitis and STIs


Guardian, 14 September 2015

Australia’s HIV contraction stabilises but 1,000 a year still return positive tests:

The number of Australians contracting HIV has stabilised but about a thousand people a year are still returning positive tests, and about a quarter of those people have had the virus for at least four years without realising it.

The latest report card on the nation’s sexual health, by the University of New South Wales’s Kirby Institute, is a mixed bag. It is the nineteenth annual review of available surveillance data pertaining to the occurrence of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia.

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  • Download 2015 Annual Surveillance Report of HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs here
  • Download 2015 Aboriginal Surveillance Report of HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs here


By J Pope

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