/ The Informer / Health / Professor Sharon Lewin and Richard Keane: 23rd July 2018

 

Globally one million people died from AIDS related illnesses last year. And more than one in ten new HIV infections globally are still in gay and bisexual men.

On the eve of the AIDS2018 Conference in Amsterdam and fours years on from the AIDS2014 meeting in Melbourne, where the promise was “nobody left behind”, a major report has concluded that the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally is at risk of “dangerous complacency”.

The authors warn that HIV rates persist in global populations of gay and bisexual men and trans people and an urgent change in approach is needed.

Ian Muchamore spoke to one of the study authors Professor Sharon Lewin, the Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and Richard Keane, CEO of Living Positive Victoria to find out more.

 

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