Australia should use its influence as a United Nations Security Council member to advance a clear global strategy to tackle HIV
The news, released by the Kirby Institute on 17 October 2012, of an 8% increase in new HIV diagnoses in Australia1 is a cause for concern. The increases, mainly in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, were primarily among men who have sex with men (MSM). As David Wilson, head of the Institute’s surveillance and evaluation program put it, “We thought we had at least reached a plateau about five years ago but we have not”.2
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