HIV surveillance, 1 October to 31 December 2013

This page contains data on HIV diagnoses reported for the fourth quarter of 2013.

Page last updated: 25 August 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: 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.

Results

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

Table 1: Number of new diagnoses of HIV infection, 1 October to 31 December 2013, by sex and state or territory of diagnosis
Sex ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas. Vic. WA Total 4th qrt 2013 Total 4th qrt 2012 YTD 2013 YTD 2012
* Totals include people whose sex was reported as transgender.
Female
2
12
3
9
6
2
9
6
49
31
161
157
Male
5
81
2
45
20
4
74
24
255
284
1,072
1,094
Not reported
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total*
7
95
5
54
26
6
83
30
306
316
1,236
1,253

 

Table 2: Cumulative number of new diagnoses of HIV infection since the introduction of HIV antibody testing, 1985 to 31 December 2013, by sex and state or territory
Sex ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas. Vic. WA Aust.
* Totals include people whose sex was reported as transgender.
Female
46
1,167
48
491
175
29
601
385
2,942
Male
353
16,801
205
4,107
1,264
179
7,348
1,751
32,008
Not reported
0
227
0
0
0
0
22
0
249
Total*
399
18,238
253
4,607
1,440
208
7,999
2,143
35,287

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