The ABC’s radio program the Health Report recently presented a program on HIV in Australia. This program was developed on the back of the recent report of an increase in HIV cases by the Kirby Institute.
For those interested you can go to the Radio National website to hear the four parts of the presentation:
- An overall look at the rates of HIV in Australia over time http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/increase-in-new-hiv-cases-in-australia/5049490
- A debate on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/preventing-hiv-infections-by-pre-exposure-prophylaxis/5049630
- The current status of the search for a cure: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/a-cure-for-hiv3f/5049680
- The high rates of Chlamydia in young Australian girls, suggesting an increase in the rates of unprotected sex: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/high-rates-of-chlamydia-in-young-girls/5049754
We are interested to hear your thoughts on the content of the podcasts: Do you think the increasing rates of HIV in Australia are a concern? What about the rates of unprotected sex in young people?