HIV rates in Indigenous communities described as a looming crisis


PM, ABC Radio,Tuesday, December 1, 2015 18:25:52

Infectious disease experts are worried that HIV rates are rising in Indigenous communities because education campaigns are having little impact.

New HIV cases among Aboriginal people are occurring at one-and-a-half times the rate of the non-Indigenous population.

Doctors say injecting drug use is becoming more common in Aboriginal communities, and many HIV-positive Indigenous people aren’t getting tested.

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