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The HIV seroconversion study


Results from the 2007-2015 Seroconversion Study Report were presented by the Kirby Institute at Grace Vaughn House lecture theatre in Western Australia, on Tuesday 5 July 2016.

Download key findings from the HIV seroconversion study July 2016.

Watch the Seroconversion Study Feedback Session below:


The Seroconversion Study has been led by the Kirby Institute in collaboration with the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society at La Trobe University, the AIDS Councils and people living with HIV (PLHIV) organisations in each state and territory and the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia.

This study provides data on sexual risk behaviour and other factors associated with HIV seroconversion in Australia. An understanding of those factors associated with HIV infection will lead to improved preventive education. The study involves interviewing individuals who have recently been diagnosed with HIV about the factors they believe led to their HIV seroconversion and their experiences since receiving their diagnosis.

HIV seroconversion studies differ from studies of HIV incidence or from routine surveillance because they aim to collect detailed information about the event/s leading to HIV transmission through interviews and/or surveys with individuals recently diagnosed with HIV.


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