Journal article

The impact of immigration on the burden of HIV infection in Victoria, Australia

Danielle Horyniak, Mark Stoove, Keflemariam Yohannes, Alan Breschkin, Tom Carter, Beth Hatch, Jane Tomnay, Margaret Hellard, Rebecca Guy

SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Accurate estimates of the number of people diagnosed and living with HIV infection within a health jurisdiction provide the basis for planning of clinical service provision. Case reporting of new diagnoses does not account for inwards and outwards migration of people with HIV infection, thereby providing an inaccurate basis for planning. METHODS: The Victorian passive surveillance system records all cases of HIV diagnosed in Victoria and distinguishes between new Victorian diagnoses (cases whose first ever HIV diagnosis was in Victoria) and cases previously diagnosed interstate and overseas. In order to gain an understanding of the impact of population movement on the burden of H..

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