Health officials have “virtually” eliminated HIV transmission in parts of Sydney that were once the center of Australia’s AIDS epidemic, sparking hopes of beating a disease that has killed more than 40 million people.
HIV diagnoses in central Sydney have plunged 88% from the 2008-2012 average to just 11 cases last year, a decline on a scale never seen before in a former AIDS hotspot.
The results add to the evidence that existing prevention strategies, including pre-exposure testing and medication, are highly effective when implemented correctly.
“Rapid progress towards ending AIDS is possible. If trends continue, several countries in several regions of the world will reach the (UN) target of a 90% reduction in HIV incidence by 2030,” the researchers said.
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