Journal article

Phylogenetic clustering networks among heterosexual migrants with new HIV diagnoses post-migration in Australia

Rachel Sacks-Davis, Doris Chibo, Elizabeth Peach, Eman Aleksic, Suzanne M Crowe, Carol El Hayek, Tafireyi Marukutira, Nasra Higgins, Mark Stoove, Margaret Hellard

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: It is estimated that approximately half of new HIV diagnoses among heterosexual migrants in Victoria, Australia, were acquired post-migration. We investigated the characteristics of phylogenetic clusters in notified cases of HIV among heterosexual migrants. METHODS: Partial HIV pol sequences obtained from routine clinical genotype tests were linked to Victorian HIV notifications with the following exposures listed on the notification form: heterosexual sexual contact, injecting drug use, bisexual sexual contact, male-to male sexual contact or heterosexual sexual contact in combination with injecting drug use, unknown exposure. Those with heterosexual sexual contact as the only ex..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Burnet Institute gratefully acknowledges funding from the Victorian Operational Research Infrastructure fund. RSD, MS ad MH receive fellowship support from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council ( funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.