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June 23, 2009

Similar rises in gay men’s HIV diagnoses seen in Western Europe, North America and Australia since 2000

"A comparative analysis of HIV diagnoses in gay men in eight industrialised countries has found that while they decreased between 1996 and 2000, diagnoses went up by 3% a year from 2000 to 2005, researchers report in the June 2009 issue of the Annals of Epidemiology. ...

"For the six countries with data from 1996 to 2000, the numbers of annual HIV diagnoses decreased by an estimated 5.2% per year.

"However, for the eight countries with data from 2000 to 20005, annual diagnoses increased by 3.3% each year. The greatest annual rises were seen in four European countries (Germany 12%, France 11.3%, UK 9.6%, Netherlands 9.3%), whereas annual increases were below 5% in Spain, the United States, Canada and Australia."

Read more in Aidsmap, June 22, 2009.