HIV surveillance, 1 October to 31 December 2014

These table provide data on cases of HIV in Australia during 1 October to 31 December 2014

Page last updated: 24 December 2015

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 2015;39(1):E181.

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Results

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection reported for 1 October to 31 December 2014, are shown in Tables 1 and 2.

Table 1: Number of new diagnoses of HIV infection, 1 October to 31 December 2014, by sex and state or territory of diagnosis
Sex ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA Total 4th qrt 2014 Total 4th qrt 2013 YTD 2014 YTD 2013
* Totals include people whose sex was reported as transgender.
Male
3
76
0
60
5
3
64
17
228
219
975
920
Female
0
8
0
2
5
0
6
5
26
33
104
105
Total*
3
84
0
62
10
3
70
22
254
254
1,081
1,028

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Table 2: Cumulative number of new diagnoses of HIV infection since the introduction of HIV antibody testing, 1985 to 31 December 2014, 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.
Male
365
16,799
203
4,132
1,249
185
7,380
1,759
32,072
Female
46
1,121
38
428
161
27
550
344
2,715
Not reported
0
226
0
0
0
0
22
0
248
Total*
411
18,189
241
4,569
1,411
212
7,978
2,111
35,122

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