Australian HIV diagnoses hit 18 year high
Danny Rose AAP October 18, 2010
AUSTRALIANS newly diagnosed with HIV totalled 1050 during 2009, the highest number in almost two decades.
It was the fourth year in a row that new HIV diagnoses in Australia hovered around the thousand mark, and up significantly from about 700 cases annually seen during the late 1990s.
Australia had a "decreasing trend throughout the 1990s" for HIV transmission, University of NSW Associate Professor David Wilson said, but the trend had rebounded in the past 10 years.