May 24, 2011
Hep C Rates Rising in HIV-Positive Gay Men in Melbourne
Community organizations in Melbourne, Australia, are reporting an increase in hepatitis C diagnoses in gay men who are also HIV positive, the Star Observer reports. Between May 2010 and April 2011, a total of 37 HIV-positive gay men were diagnosed with hep C. In 19 of those cases, sexual transmission was suspected. Advocates in Melbourne are working to increase awareness that hep C is more common in people living with HIV and that risks increase for those who engage in group sex, fisting or the use of non-injected drugs.
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