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Policy and strategic implications of Australia’s divergent HIV epidemic among gay men

Robert Griew
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School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW, PO Box 433, Waverley, NSW 2024, Australia. Email:

Sexual Health 5(2) 203-205
Submitted: 10 January 2008  Accepted: 18 March 2008   Published: 2 June 2008


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*NSW Ministerial Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS Strategy A Think Tank: Why are HIV Notifications Flat in NSW 1998–2006 NSW Health May 2007. This was followed up by a second, national meeting auspiced by the national Ministerial Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexual Health.

The Australian Health Ministers’ Council endorsed a report recommending a nationally uniform approach to managing such cases at its July 2007 meeting.

A. Grulich, in response to question at MACASH national meeting, based on data from Sero-converters study.

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