NEWS BRIEFING: HIV diagnoses drop to 18 year low, but it's not all good news

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Australia has recorded the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001, according to the latest report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney. Last year there were 835 HIV diagnoses across the country, which represents a decline of 23 per cent over five years. But the drop was mainly among gay and bisexual men; with no similar decrease among heterosexuals or the Indigenous population. Join us for this online briefing, when experts will discuss the findings and their implications.

Organisation/s: The University of New South Wales, The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

Media Briefing/Press Conference

From: Australian Science Media Centre

Australia has recorded the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001, according to the latest report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney. Last year there were 835 HIV diagnoses across the country, which represents a decline of 23 per cent over five years. But the drop was mainly among gay and bisexual men; with no similar decrease among heterosexuals or the Indigenous population. Join us for this online briefing, when experts will discuss the findings and their implications.

Speakers:

  • Professor Rebecca Guy - Head of the Kirby Institute’s Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program
  • Professor Andrew Grulich - Head of the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute
  • Associate Professor James Ward - Head of the Infectious Diseases Research Program – Aboriginal Health at the South Australian Institute for Health and Medical Research

Attachments:

  • Australian Science Media Centre
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    Briefing link
  • Australian Science Media Centre
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    Briefing recording playback

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