HIV and AIDS surveillance 1 January to 31 March 2012

HIV and AIDS diagnoses and deaths following AIDS reported for 1 January to 31 March 2012.

Page last updated: 20 May 2013

Introduction

National surveillance for HIV disease is coordinated by the Kirby Institute, in collaboration with state and territory health authorities and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Cases of HIV infection are notified to the National HIV Registry on the first occasion of diagnosis in Australia, by either the diagnosing laboratory (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria) or by a combination of laboratory and doctor sources (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia). Cases of AIDS are notified through the state and territory health authorities to the National AIDS Registry. Diagnoses of both HIV infection and AIDS are notified with the person’s date of birth and name code, to minimise duplicate notifications while maintaining confidentiality.

Tabulations of diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS are based on data available 3 months after the end of the reporting interval indicated, to allow for reporting delay and to incorporate newly available information. More detailed information on diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS is published in the quarterly Australian HIV Surveillance Report, and annually in ‘HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia, Annual Surveillance Report’. The reports are available from the Kirby Institute, CFI Building, Cnr Boundary and West Streets, Darlinghurst NSW 2010. Telephone: +61 2 9385 0900. Facsimile: +61 2 9385 0920. For more information see Commun Dis Intell 2012;36(1):123.

HIV and AIDS diagnoses and deaths following AIDS reported for 1 January to 31 March 2012, are included in this report (Tables 1 and 2).

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Table 1: Number of new diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS, and deaths following AIDS occurring in the period 1 January to 31 March 2012, by sex and state or territory of diagnosis
Sex
State or territory Totals for Australia
ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas. Vic. WA This period 2012 This period 2011 YTD 2012 YTD 2011
* Totals include 77 HIV diagnoses, 37 AIDS diagnoses and 23 deaths in people whose sex was reported as transgender.
HIV diagnoses
Female 0 6 3 11 2 0 8 10 40 25 40 25
Male 0 86 3 58 6 3 78 29 263 263 263 263
Not reported 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total* 0 92 6 69 8 3 86 39 303 288 303 288
AIDS diagnoses
Female 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 5
Male 0 1 1 3 0 2 4 6 17 26 17 26
Total 0 1 2 3 0 2 4 6 18 31 18 31
AIDS deaths
Female 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Male 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2 6
Total 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 2 7

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Table 2: Cumulative diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS, since the introduction of HIV antibody testing in 1985 and deaths following AIDS since 1981 to 31 March 2012, by sex and state or territory of diagnosis
  Sex State or territory Australia
ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas. Vic. WA
* Totals include 77 HIV diagnoses, 37 AIDS diagnoses and 23 deaths in people whose sex was reported as transgender.
HIV diagnoses
Female
40 1,081 35 436 149 26 541 343 2,651
Male
302 15,279 174 3,703 1,159 155 6,629 1,575 28,976
Not reported
0 227 0 0 0 0 22 0 249
Total*
342 16,622 209 4,148 1,309 181 7,217 1,925 31,953
AIDS diagnoses
Female
10 289 7 81 33 4 136 51 611
Male
95 5,673 54 1,120 428 60 2,256 481 10,167
Total*
105 5,981 61 1,203 462 64 2,405 534 10,815
AIDS deaths
Female
7 144 1 44 20 2 67 30 315
Male
73 3,626 33 687 281 34 1,472 301 6,507
Total* 80 3,781 34 733 301 36 1,548 332 6,845

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