Journal article

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF HIV-1 INFECTION IN VICTORIA

D GERTIG, N CROFTS, E STEVENSON, A BRESCHKIN, J CARLIN, J SPICER, D SPELMAN, J WILLIAMS, H HAINES, R DARLINGTON, J FORSYTH, D GILTRAP, A HELLYAR, G WHYTE, C CARROLL, G COOPER, T HUNT, L IRELAND, S LOCARNINI, SE NICHOLSON Show all

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 1993

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in Victoria from 1980 to 1991. DESIGN: Data on HIV-1 infection in Victoria, obtained through routine laboratory-based surveillance, were entered in a database. Missing information was sought by contacting the referring doctor where possible. SETTING: In Victoria, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is notifiable to Health Department Victoria by diagnosing doctors, and laboratories are required to notify new diagnoses of HIV-1 infection, without identifiers. All confirmatory testing for HIV-1 has taken place at the State HIV Reference Laboratory at Fairfield Hospital. MAIN OUTCO..

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