Australia: Unprotected sex among gay men drives rise in HIV rates

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A report on the incidence of HIV in Australia says new diagnoses are rising at a record rate.

The report by the University of New South Wales attributes it mainly to an increasing number of young men having unprotected casual sex with other men.

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While the numbers remain relatively small, health professionals and researchers continue to express concern at the the increasing number of newly-diagnosed HIV infections.

In 2012, there were more than 1200 new cases – a 10 percent increase.

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