The Australian Needle and Syringe Program Survey (ANSPS) provides serial point prevalence estimates of exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) and monitors sexual and injecting behaviour among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Australia. Conducted annually since 1995, Needle and Syringe Programs from all states and territories participate and in 2014, around two thirds of Australia’s ~75 primary NSP services participated in the ANSPS. This report presents national and jurisdictional results over the twenty year period, from 1995 to 2014.
Australian NSP Survey National Data Reports
The Australian Needle and Syringe Program Survey (ANSPS) is a cross-sectional study that has been conducted over a one to two week period each year since 1995. The survey forms the basis of Australia’s human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C surveillance among injecting drug users, and monitors behavioural indices of risk in addition to prevalence of infection.