The below graph is a summary of HIV prevalence estimates among IDUs in each state and territory according to NSP survey data. 54 This data is consistent with sentinel and non-sentinel site data. Because of the low number of HIV cases detected, there is considerable variation. But there is no clear trend for changes in prevalence over time. Therefore, we assume constant prevalence and calculate a weighted average (weighted by sample sizes each year) for the prevalence of HIV among IDUs in each state/territory. The weighted averages appear in the main table (lower bounds are adjusted to be at least 0.1%).

HIV prevalence among Australian IDUs in each state and territory (1999-2007)

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Figures in this description are approximate as they have been read from the graph.
ACT (%)
NSW (%)
NT (%)
QLD (%)
SA (%)
TAS (%)
VIC (%)
WA (%)
Indigenous (%)
Australia (%)
1999
1.2
1.2
3.8
1.7
2.5
0
1.0
0
-
1.4
2000
0
1.3
1.2
1.1
0
4.0
0.3
0
-
0.9
2001
0
0.9
0
1.0
2.4
3.7
0.7
0
-
0.9
2002
0
2.0
0
1.9
0.7
0
0.4
0
1.8
1.3
2003
0
1.7
1.7
1.0
0.8
0
0.8
0
2.8
1.0
2004
0
1.2
0
2.0
0.4
0
0.6
0
1.4
1.1
2005
0
1.9
0
1.4
0.5
0
0.7
2
0
0.9
2006
0
2.1
0
2.4
0.5
0
0.5
0.8
1.0
1.6
2007
0
2.2
0
2.4
1.0
0
0
1.2
2.0
1.6
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