New HIV cases in Australia at 20-year high

The number of new HIV cases in Australia remains at the highest level in 20 years, according to new data which reveals many people are not being detected early enoughThe number of new HIV cases in Australia remains at the highest level in 20 years, according to data Thursday which reveals many people are not being detected early enough. The Annual HIV Surveillance report from the University of New South Wales' Kirby Institute found 1,235 new cases of the virus were diagnosed in 2013. "These are the highest levels we've had in 20 years," the institute's associate professor David Wilson said. The report estimated the number of people living with HIV in Australia at 26,800, but said that about one in seven of these do not know they carry the virus which causes AIDS.



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