Latest HIV Surveillance Data

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The latest HIV surveillance data are now available online.

Detailed HIV surveillance data, including numbers of notifications, notification rates and cascade estimates are presented in an interactive data dashboard on the Kirby Institute’s data site:

The HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual surveillance report including data to the end of 2020 will be released early 2022.

Key findings: 
  • There were 633 new HIV diagnoses in 2020. This represents a decline of 37 per cent over five years.
  • While long term trends suggest HIV is declining in Australia, the decline in HIV notifications in 2020 is likely strongly influence by COVID-19, including changes to sexual behaviour, healthcare access and testing practices, and travel. 
  • The number of new HIV diagnoses among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples fluctuated over the last five years.
  • Among gay and bisexual men, HIV diagnoses have declined by over 44 per cent in the past five years.
  • The numbers of new HIV diagnoses among heterosexuals and people born overseas remained steady between 2016 and 2019 but declined between 2019 and 2020.
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