NSW HIV rates fall

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12 Jun 2014

HIV rates have fallen in New South Wales. Figures released by NSW Health show a decrease in the number of new diagnoses of 13% in 2013 with 357 cases recorded, compared to 409 in 2012.

However, due to rapid testing, experts warn of a probable rise in HIV diagnoses in the near future. Indeed, data shows that a pop-up testing centre at Sydney’s Mardi Gras this year found HIV in 2% of people — double the rate found in standard testing procedures.