HIV surveillance, 1 January to 31 March 2013

This page contains data on HIV diagnoses reported for the first quarter of 2013. AIDS data are no longer recorded.

Page last updated: 30 June 2014

The Kirby Institute

Introduction

National surveillance for HIV infection is coordinated by the Kirby Institute, in collaboration with state and territory health authorities and the Australian Government Department of Health. Cases of HIV infection are notified to the National HIV Registry on the first occasion of diagnosis in Australia, by either the diagnosing laboratory (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria) or by a combination of laboratory and doctor sources (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia). Diagnoses of HIV infection are notified with the person’s date of birth and name code, to minimise duplicate notifications while maintaining confidentiality.

Tabulations of newly diagnosed HIV infections are based on data available 3 months after the end of the reporting interval indicated, to allow for reporting delay and to incorporate newly available information. More detailed information on diagnoses of HIV infection is published in the quarterly Australian HIV Surveillance Report, and annually in the HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia, Annual Surveillance Report. The reports are available from the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, SYDNEY NSW 2052. Internet: http://www.kirby.unsw.edu.au Telephone: +61 2 9385 0900. Facsimile: +61 2 9385 0920. For more information see Commun Dis Intell 2014;38(1):E96–E97.

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Results

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection reported for 1 January to 31 March 2013, are shown in Tables 1 and 2).

Table 1: Number of new diagnoses of HIV infection, 1 January to 31 March 2013, by sex and state or territory of diagnosis
Sex ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas. Vic. WA Total 1st quarter 2013 Total 1st quarter 2012 YTD 2013 YTD 2012
* Totals include people whose sex was reported as transgender.
Female
0
6
0
11
3
0
12
5
37
44
37
44
Male
0
71
1
54
11
0
73
23
233
296
233
296
Not reported
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total*
0
77
1
65
14
0
85
28
270
340
270
340

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Table 2: Cumulative number of new diagnoses of HIV infection since the introduction of HIV antibody testing, 1985 to 31 March 2013, by sex and state or territory
Sex ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas. Vic. WA Aus.
* Totals include people whose sex was reported as transgender.
Female
42
1,136
40
468
162
26
578
366
2,818
Male
333
16,492
195
3,960
1,222
171
7,086
1,687
31,146
Not reported
0
227
0
0
0
0
22
0
249
Total*
375
17,896
235
4,437
1,385
197
7,714
2,060
34,299

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