To the Editor: The HIV epidemic in Australia is changing. The number of new infections attributed to heterosexual contact has increased, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds account for a significant proportion of these diagnoses. In the period 2005–2009, 41% of new HIV diagnoses linked to heterosexual transmission were in people from CALD backgrounds.1 A considerable proportion of HIV diagnoses in people from CALD backgrounds are late diagnoses.
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