Hepatitis A still on the rise - 17-Dec-1995
The incidence of Hepatitis A has risen significantly this year in Auckland. By the end of November 145 cases had been reported compared to 28 for the whole of last year.
The increase is highest among gay men in their 30s and young South Auckland children.
"My advice is that all gay men should take safe sex precautions and should consider being vaccinated against hepatitis A and B if they indulge in activities that will put them at risk" Dave Hookway, NZAF project development officer, told the Auckland City Harbour News.