AIDS epidemic all but over in Australia

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http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/07/11/02/17/aids-epidemic-all-but-over-in-australia

The AIDS epidemic is no longer a public health issue, as the number of Australians being diagnosed each year plummets.

According to the ABC, the country’s top scientists said the figures mean the age of the fatal syndrome is now over.

Researchers said the advent of anti-retroviral medication in the mid-1990s has contributed to the drop in AIDS cases.

The medication stops HIV from progressing to AIDS, which prevents the immune system from becoming so badly damaged it can’t fight off infection.

Professor Andrew Grulich, head of the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention program at the Kirby Institute, told the ABC the numbers are now so low in Australia, they’re not even recorded.

At its peak in the early 90s, around 1,000 Australians died from AIDS each year.

“These days we don’t even monitor it, it’s a transitory thing for most people; people have AIDS, then they go on treatment and they don’t have AIDS anymore,” he said.

“It’s pretty much dealt with as a public health issue.”

“The only cases we see of AIDS these days are people undiagnosed with HIV and so they can’t be treated,” Professor Grulich said.

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interesting..

“The AIDS epidemic is no longer a public health issue, as the number of Australians being diagnosed each year plummets.”

the thing about aids is that its not spread via air..its spread via fluid..so technically if you control what you do with your body and what goes in it you should avoid it..more research is needed?..or is that to simplistic?

“These days we don’t even monitor it, it’s a transitory thing for most people; people have AIDS, then they go on treatment and they don’t have AIDS anymore,” he said.”

i bet ngo’s in the aids sector wont agree..the money would dry up..

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~ by seeker401 on July 12, 2016.

3 Responses to “AIDS epidemic all but over in Australia”

  1. wow the rainbow flags fly high.. suddenly AIDS is no more. party on rainbow dudes.

  2. oh really?

    UN urges ‘immediate action’ to curb spread of HIV with 2mn new cases annually

    https://www.rt.com/news/350828-aids-health-un-rise/

    Funding from international donors have dropped from a peak of $9.7 billion in 2013 to $8.1 billion, meanwhile UNAIDS say that only 20 percent of the money is spent on trying to prevent the spread of HIV.

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