2016 statistics for HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

2016 statistics for HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Latest statistics from the Kirby Institute show Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to experience a disproportionate burden of disease, in particular HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs.

Kirby Institute, UNSW, November 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to experience a disproportionate burden of disease. HIV notification rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men have doubled over the past five years and rates of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and infectious syphilis are 3, 10 and 6 times greater than the non–Indigenous population in 2015, with even more substantial differences in remote and very remote areas.

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Source: SASHA

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