Annual Surveillance Report of HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs 2016

The Annual Surveillance Report has been published each year since 1997. The 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. 

Explore the 2016 data on HIV, viral hepatitis & STIs on our interactive surveillance data website.

Key findings
  • There were 1,065 notifications in 2012, 1,030 in 2013, 1,082 in 2014 and 1,025 in 2015.
  • There were a total of 6,502 notifications of newly diagnosed hepatitis B infection in Australia in 2015, 221 (3%) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2,211 (34%) in the non–Indigenous population, and a further 4,070 (63%) for which Indigenous status was not reported.
  • There were an estimated 227,306 people living with chronic hepatitis C infection in Australia in 2015.
  • In 2015, there were 66,033 chlamydia notifications. 77% of these notifications were among 15–29 year olds. The rate of notification of chlamydia in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia was over three times that in the non–Indigenous population in 2015.
  • There were 18,588 cases of gonorrhoea notified in 2015.