The Annual Surveillance Report has been published each year since 1997. The Annual Surveillance Report provides a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia and includes estimates of incidence and prevalence of HIV and viral hepatitis, by demographic and risk groups, patterns of treatment for HIV and viral hepatitis infection, and behavioural risk factors for HIV and hepatitis C infection.
Figures published in each Annual Surveillance Report are also available in a downloadable slide set.
- The number of HIV infections newly diagnosed in Australia has remained stable for the past three years, with 1,081 cases in 2014, 1,028 in 2013 and 1,064 in 2012.
- The rate of diagnosis of hepatitis C infection in 2014 was 46 per 100,000, representing a continuing decline over the past 10 years, from 61 in 2005.
- Over the past ten years, the population rate of diagnosis of hepatitis B infection in Australia has declined in younger groups: in those aged 25 – 29 years (from 72 per 100,000 in 2005 to 59 per 100,000 in 2014); 20 – 24 years (58 to 32 per 100,000); and 15 – 19 years (25 to 11 per 100,000).
- Chlamydia was the most frequently reported notifiable condition in Australia at 86,136 diagnoses in 2014; with the majority (78%) of diagnoses among 15 – 29 year olds.
- There were 15,786 cases of gonorrhoea notified in 2014, representing an increased rate in both males (from 62 per 100,000 in 2010 to 99 per 100,000 in 2014), and females (from 30 in 2010 to 38 in 2014).