Other Surveillance Reports

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies among Australian blood donors, February–March 2022

Following initial serosurveillance activities in 2020, the Australian COVID-19 Serosurveillance Network has embarked on a program of repeat surveys of blood donors. The program aims to estimate the prevalence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, whether derived from vaccination or natural infection and examine variations over time using repeat cross-sectional surveys of Australian blood donors.

Monitoring HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake in Australia: Issue 6

This report uses data extracted from every PrEP prescription supplied in Australia through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) between 1 April 2018 and 31 December 2021. Data are presented on the total number of people who have ever initiated PBS-subsidised PrEP, as well as the number of people dispensed PrEP within the past 12 months. These data are disaggregated by age, and by state or territory of patient residence.

Monitoring HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake in Australia: Issue 5

This report uses data extracted from every PrEP prescription supplied in Australia through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) between 1 April 2018 and 30 September 2021. Data are presented on the total number of people who have ever initiated PBS-subsidised PrEP, as well as the number of people dispensed PrEP within each quarter. These data are disaggregated by age, and by state or territory of patient residence.

Monitoring HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake in Australia: Issue 4

This report uses data extracted from every PrEP prescription supplied in Australia through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2021. Data are presented on the total number of people who have ever initiated PBS-subsidised PrEP, as well as the number of people dispensed PrEP within each quarter. These data are disaggregated by age, and by state or territory of patient residence.

2016 National Prison Entrants’ Bloodborne Virus Survey Bulletin

The National Prison Entrants’ Blood Borne Virus Survey (NPEBBVS) was first conducted in 2004 to determine the prevalence of bloodborne viruses in Australian prisons and to examine risk factors associated with exposure. It aimed to provide information on prison entrants at risk of contracting bloodborne viruses as a result of injecting or other behaviours conducted prior to imprisonment. The first survey included New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.

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