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HIV diagnoses in Australia drop to lowest number in 18 years: report

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Kirby Institute, July 3rd, 2019 Australia continues to lead the world in HIV prevention and in 2018 recorded the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001. According to a report released today by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, last year there were 835 HIV diagnoses across the country, which represents a decline of 23% over five years. The declines reported today are largely due to reductions...

Lastest Gay Community Periodic Survey for Adelaide released

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Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, June 2019 Gay Community Periodic Survey: Adelaide 2018 Authors: Broady, T., Mao, L., Bavinton, B., Jeffries, D., Bartlett, S., Calabretto, H., Narciso, L., Prestage, G., & Holt. The Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites in Adelaide, and online...

ABS releases first national data on same sex marriages

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 27th November 2018 More than half of Australia’s same sex marriages were registered by women and more than one-third of same-sex married couples lived in New South Wales, according to new preliminary data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). A total of 3,149 same-sex weddings were held in Australia between 9 December 2017, when amendments to...

Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in South Australia, 2017

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health, 2018 In 2017, there were 8,181 new notifications of STIs and BBVs in South Australia. This figure represents a 7% increase in the number of new notifications compared to notifications received in 2016, and a 14% increase compared to the five year average (2012-2016). In 2017, there were 5,910 notifications of genital chlamydia making this the most...

HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, Monday, 24 September 2018 Australia has recorded its lowest level of HIV diagnoses in seven years, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney. The report, released at the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Sydney, found that there were 963 new HIV diagnoses in 2017, the lowest number since 2010. Researchers are attributing the promising results...

HIV incidence in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia

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The Lancet HIV: August 07, 2018 DOI: (18)30135-8 Ward, J ;McManus, H; McGregor, S;  et al. Methods Using the National HIV Registry at The Kirby Institute at UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia, we collated and analysed annual HIV notification data for 1996–2015. Patients who were not born in Australia were excluded. We calculated the rates of HIV diagnoses with annual trends in notification rates for...

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