HIV spike linked to rise in unsafe sex

The HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2013 showed that 1253 cases of HIV infection were newly diagnosed last year.

Associate Professor David Wilson, director of the Kirby Institute at UNSW, said the increase was the largest in 20 years, since the peak of the epidemic in the 1980s.

“We thought we were starting to get it under control after that, but in the last 13 years there has been a steady rise and that rate has sharply