The prevalence and correlates of undiagnosed HIV among Australian gay and bisexual men: results of a national, community-based, bio-behavioural survey
Martin Holt, Toby Lea, Jason Asselin, Margaret Hellard, Garrett Prestage, David Wilson, John de Wit, Mark Stoove
JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2015
INTRODUCTION: Gay and bisexual men (GBM) with undiagnosed HIV are believed to contribute disproportionately to HIV transmission in Australia but national prevalence estimates have been lacking. METHODS: From November 2013 to November 2014, we recruited men at gay venues and events in six Australian states and territories. Of 7291 survey participants, 3071 men also provided an oral fluid sample for testing and decided whether to receive their test results or not. We calculated raw and population-weighted prevalence estimates and identified associations with undiagnosed infection using logistic regression. RESULTS: Of 3071 participants, 213 men tested HIV-positive (6.9%, 95% confidence interva..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant
The GCPS are funded by state and territory health departments. The COUNT study was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (APP1044749). The Centre for Social Research in Health and the Kirby Institute are supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.