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Australian Researchers Declare End Of Nation’s AIDS Epidemic, Credit Access To Treatment

International Business Times: Australian researchers say new ‘miraculous’ treatments are wiping out HIV
“Researchers in Australia say they now receive so few cases of people with HIV developing AIDS in any one year, they can say they have ‘beaten’ the disease…” (Piggot, 7/10).

Sydney Morning Herald: AIDS epidemic ‘over’ in Australia, say peak bodies
“…The number of annual cases of AIDS diagnoses is now so small, top researchers and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations have declared the public health issue to be over. … Professor Sharon Lewin, director of the Peter Doherty Institute, told the ABC that antiretroviral medications had been crucial to the epidemic’s decline, allowing people diagnosed with HIV to live healthy, long lives…” (Jeong, 7/11).