Australia: Gay Men Most at Risk of HIV: Report
June 18, 2009
Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for the majority of new HIV diagnoses in Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations. Even so, a growing proportion of HIV cases were acquired through heterosexual intercourse, AFAO's report states.
During the past decade, New South Wales continued to invest in safe-sex education, and the state's number of HIV cases has stabilized, Brown noted. Meanwhile, HIV diagnoses grew 130 percent during the same period in Victoria, and Queensland recorded a 50 percent growth in HIV.
For more information about AFAO's report, visit www.afao.org.au/.
Australian Associated Press
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.