Estimating antiretroviral treatment coverage rates and viral suppression rates for homosexual men in Australia Academic Article uri icon

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.

authors

  • De La Mata, NL
  • Mao, L
  • De Wit, J
  • Smith, D
  • Holt, M
  • Prestage, G
  • Wilson, DP
  • Petoumenos, K

publication date

  • 2015