Journal article

A new surveillance system for monitoring HIV infection in Victoria, Australia.

Rebecca Guy, Megan SC Lim, Yung-Hsuan J Wang, Nicholas Medland, Jonathan Anderson, Norman Roth, Margaret E Hellard

Sexual Health | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To establish a new mechanism for monitoring patterns of HIV infection, in the context of a sustained increase in HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Victoria. METHODS: Between April 2004 and August 2005, a linked voluntary HIV sentinel surveillance system was implemented at five medical clinics with a high case load of MSM. Using a questionnaire, doctors collected HIV testing history, demographic and sexual risk behaviour information from all clients undergoing voluntary HIV testing. Questionnaires were linked with HIV test results. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine factors associated with HIV infection. RESULTS: Of 3435 MSM tested for HIV..

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