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doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32833bf74a
Research Letters

Contemporary HIV diagnoses trends in Australia can be predicted by trends in unprotected anal intercourse among gay men

Zablotska, Iryna B; Prestage, Garrett; Middleton, Melanie; Wilson, David; Grulich, Andrew E

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Data from HIV and behavioural surveillance among gay men in Eastern Australian states in 1994–2008 showed a close relationship between trends in reported unprotected anal intercourse with casual partners (UAIC; measured in behavioural surveys) and routinely reported HIV diagnoses. Increasing UAIC was strongly associated with increasing numbers of HIV diagnoses 2 years later (P = 0.001). This suggests an important public health role of UAIC as a predictor of changes in HIV diagnoses in Australia.

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