1996 January Australian HIV Surveillance Update

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1996 January Australian HIV Surveillance Update (pdf)
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The Australian HIV Surveillance Report has been published on a quarterly basis from July 1990. Reports published from January 1994 are available below. Each report includes article(s) on topics of general interest in the epidemiology of HIV and related infections updates on the number of cases of newly diagnosed HIV infection and AIDS in Australia estimates of HIV incidence and prevalence among people seen through a network of sexual health clinics in Australia.

The Australian HIV Surveillance Update provides a brief summary of HIV and AIDS diagnoses in the most recent quarter, the most recent year and cumulative counts. The Australian HIV Surveillance Update was published separately prior to the July 2000 issue of the Australian HIV Surveillance Report. Updates post April 2000 are included in the Australian HIV Surveilance Report.

Key findings: 
  • From 1 July to 30 September 1995:
    • 206 people were newly diagnosed with HIV infection.
    • 128 people were newly diagnosed with AIDS.
    • 111 people died following AIDS.
  • People diagnosed with HIV infection in the year to 30 September 1995 had an average age of 34 years, and 2.4% were in the age group 13 – –19 years. 90% were male, 9% were female, and sex was not recorded for 1% of cases.
  • During the third quarter of 1995, 49 males and 2 females were reported as having newly acquired HIV infection, identified by a negative test within the 12 months prior to diagnosis or the diagnosis of HIV seroconversion illness. Exposure to HIV was attributed to heterosexual contact and injecting drug use in 1 male and 1 female.