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Australia launches third AIDS strategy

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1045

Aborigines and homosexual men are the focus of the Australian government's third national HIV/AIDS strategy, it has been announced by Prime Minister Paul Keating. The five year strategy will aim to reduce the rate of HIV infection to two new cases of infection per 100000 people by the year 2000. The present infection rate has stabilised at about 480 per year, or 2.7 per 100000.

But the costs of preventing HIV infection have risen substantially, according to a report that says that the federal government may have to spend almost $A13.6m (pounds …

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