Australia

HIV on the Rise in Australia

Infections jumped eight percent last year

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Research on Wednesday showed HIV infections in Australia jumped eight percent last year and 50 percent in the past decade, which health activists said was a "call to action".

An annual report of HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections in Australia showed there were 1,137 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus in 2011 — an 8.2 percent increase from 2010.