Indigenous HIV diagnoses rate double that of non-Indigenous Aussies

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Australia’s HIV rates have been their lowest in 18 years according to the latest research in the Kirby Insititute’s 2018 HIV surveillance report.

However, the Australian Indigenous HIV rate has not decreased in the past five years and is now double the rate of diagnoses compared with non-Aboriginal Australians with HIV.

The Wire spoke with the Head of the Infectious Diseases Research program from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute to find out why the Indigenous HIV diagnoses rate has not budged.

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