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Experiences of HIV: The Seroconversion Study Annual Report 2010

Report • Kirby Institute • 9 June 2011

Experiences of HIV: The Seroconversion Study Annual Report 2010 is the latest report from this joint study of The Kirby Institute (formerly the National Centre in HIV EpidemiologyThe branch of medical science that deals with the study of incidence and distribution and control of a disease in a population. and ClinicalPertaining to or founded on observation and treatment of participants, as distinguished from theoretical or basic science. Research) at the University of New South Wales and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University.

The HIV Seroconversion Study, a national study that aims to understand the circumstances in which HIV infection occurs, and to learn about the experiences of people recently diagnosed with HIV. Between 2007 and 2010, 247 responses were collected from mostly gay men in Australia. This report details the findings from the study, exploring not just the behaviours that may lead to HIV infection, but also the contexts in which these behaviours occur.

The findings in this report will be used to inform future HIV prevention efforts as well as to identify opportunities to build on service delivery for people recently diagnosed with HIV.

The study continues to recruit people recently diagnosed with HIV and both the survey itself and the report can be accessed at

The Annual Report 2010 can be found at

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This report was first published on 9 June 2011 — more than two years ago.

While the content of this report was checked for accuracy at the time of publication, NAPWHA recommends checking to determine whether the information is the most up-to-date available, especially when making decisions which may affect your health.