Australia's Annual Report Card

HIV, hepatitis and STIs in Australia

For twenty years, the Kirby Institute has collected and analysed data relating to the occurrence of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia. Use this website to explore the latest findings from the bloodborne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) 2016 Annual Surveillance Report.

You can view key findings related to HIVhepatitis Bhepatitis C and sexually transmissible infections. Explore the latest data using the interactive graphs. A separate report is prepared that explores the data in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, and you can view the key findings here.

The latest from 2016

HIV rates remain stable, while STIs continue to rise

 

According to the 2016 bloodborne viruses and sexually transmissible infections report, the number of new HIV notifications in Australia has remained stable over the past four years, following a steady increase since 1999. An estimated 227,306 people are living with chronic hepatitis C infection, with only 22% of people living with hepatitis C at the end of 2015 having ever received treatment. Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are highest among young people, men who have sex with men and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.