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State of the (positive) nation: findings from the fourth national Australian HIV futures survey.
Int J STD AIDS. 2007 Sep; 18(9):622-5.IJ

Abstract

This paper characterises the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Australia. The HIV Futures 4 Survey is a self-complete anonymous questionnaire distributed through multiple sites. Data were collected on health, clinical and social variables. There were 1059 responses, approximately 8% of the estimated HIV-positive population. Respondents were aged between 18 and 92 years and 77% were homosexual men. In total, 60% reported a viral load of <500 copies/mL and 83% a CD4 count of over 250 cells/microL. A total of 44% reported another major health condition and 35% a mental health condition. A total of 71% were using antiretroviral therapy. More than half of the respondents had stopped working because of HIV and 25% were living in poverty. In conclusion, adequate planning for the future of our response to HIV/AIDS relies in no small part on our access to detailed information about how the epidemic affects those with the virus.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. j.grierson@latrobe.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17785007

Citation

Grierson, J W., et al. "State of the (positive) Nation: Findings From the Fourth National Australian HIV Futures Survey." International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 18, no. 9, 2007, pp. 622-5.
Grierson JW, Pitts MK, Thorpe RD. State of the (positive) nation: findings from the fourth national Australian HIV futures survey. Int J STD AIDS. 2007;18(9):622-5.
Grierson, J. W., Pitts, M. K., & Thorpe, R. D. (2007). State of the (positive) nation: findings from the fourth national Australian HIV futures survey. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 18(9), 622-5.
Grierson JW, Pitts MK, Thorpe RD. State of the (positive) Nation: Findings From the Fourth National Australian HIV Futures Survey. Int J STD AIDS. 2007;18(9):622-5. PubMed PMID: 17785007.
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