Article Title:NZ gay HIV infection figures soar
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:4th March 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1827
Text:The NZ AIDS Foundation is concerned that more gay men tested positive for HIV last year than any year since 1996. Fifty men who have sex with men were found to be infected with HIV through antibody testing, a rise from a stable number of about 35 over each of the previous four years. NZAF Executive Director Kevin Hague says that while the numbers are small on the world scale, the information is cause for concern. “Health promoters have feared for some time that the decreasing public visibility of AIDS might lead to heightened complacency about HIV. This could eventually lead many uninfected gay men into believing that HIV was no longer a significant personal threat,” says Hague.    
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