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What the data tells us about mobility and migration; and AFAO’s response

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This presentation was given by Jill Sergeant at the AFAO National HIV Forum in Sydney, 17 October 2014.

It provides an overview of HIV diagnoses in Australia among people born overseas, as well as a summary of activities at the African Diaspora Networking Zone at AIDS 2014.

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What the data tells us about mobility and migration; and AFAO’s response

  1. 1. What the data tells us HIV notifications in people born overseas
  2. 2. Overview of overseas-born 2009 - 2013  2,561 diagnoses (of 5,744 total)  44.4%  24% from UK/Europe/North America  Others mostly from:  Asia (886 / 15.3%)  Sub-Saharan Africa (513 / 9%) Data from: HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2014
  3. 3. Trends in diagnosis by region of birth
  4. 4. Diagnoses by region of birth 2009 - 2013 Diagnoses Australian born Asia Sub-Saharan Africa Other oceania UK & Ireland Other Europe Middle East/North Africa North America Sth/Central America & Caribbean
  5. 5. Asian-born diagnoses 2002 - 2012  1,359 diagnoses – 981 male – 366 female  530 (39%) heterosexual  695 (51%) MSM  48 (3.5%) injecting drug use  Majority from South East Asia  Majority from NSW and Victoria
  6. 6. African-born diagnoses 2002 - 2012  926 diagnoses – 476 male – 450 female  768 (84%) heterosexual contact  102 (11%) MSM  Majority from Southern and East Africa  Mostly NSW/Vic/WA
  7. 7. Late diagnosis (2009-2013)  Over 50% late or advanced for SEA & SSA – around 50/50 late/advanced
  8. 8. Partner from high prevalence country  256 (19%) diagnoses*  Partner from: – SEA – 145 (11% - mostly male) – SSA – 52 (4% - slightly more females) * Of a total of 1,281 heterosexual diagnoses
  9. 9. AFAO’s African project @ AIDS 2014

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