1994 April Australian HIV Surveillance Update

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 October to 31 December 1993:
    • 215 people were newly diagnosed with HIV infection.
    • 143 people were newly diagnosed with AIDS.
    • 156 people died following AIDS.
  • During the fourth quarter of 1993, 34 males and 3 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 for two cases of newly acquired HIV infection in females and no cases in males was attributed to injecting drug use.
  • People diagnosed with HIV infection in the year to 31 December 1993 had an average age of 33 years, and less than 1% were aged under 13 years. 91% were male, 8% were female, and 3 people were reported as transsexual.