Seroconversion Study Released


The Kirby Institute has released Experiences of HIV: The Seroconversion Study Report 2013, a comprehensive report on the changing face of the HIV epidemic in Australia.

The study found, amongst other things, that HIV is far more likely to be transmitted via sex with a casual partner or ‘fuck buddy’ than a regular partner and that there are multiple reasons why men avoid or delay testing in the months or years prior to their diagnosis. The document released by the Kirby Institute in collaboration with the University of New South Wales and La Trobe University reports on data collected between September 2007 and December 2014 as part of the HIV Seroconversion Study. The study, which is ongoing, aims in future to examine ‘late diagnosis’ in more detail, and explore experiences and feelings about sex post-diagnosis.

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