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Estimating antiretroviral treatment coverage rates and viral suppression rates for homosexual men in Australia.

Nicole L De La Mata, Limin Mao, John De Wit, Don Smith, Martin Holt, Garrett Prestage, David P Wilson, Kathy Petoumenos

Abstract

Gay and other men who have sex with men (GMSM) are disproportionally affected by the HIV epidemic in Australia. The study objective is to combine a clinical-based cohort with a community-based surveillance system to present a broader representation of the GMSM community to determine estimates of proportions receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and/or with an undetectable viral load. Between 2010 and 2012, small increases were shown in ART uptake (to 70.2%) and proportions with undetectable viral load (to 62.4%). The study findings highlight the potential for significantly increasing ART uptake among HIV-positive GMSM to reduce the HIV epidemic in Australia.

Publication

  • Journal: Sexual Health
  • Published: 13/07/2015
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 5
  • Pagination: 453-457

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