Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developed World

  • Author: Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • In Australia, two thirds of newly diagnosed HIV infections occur among MSM,[Kirby 2013] and the number of new infections in this group is increasing
    • HIV incidence in indigenous people is similar to that in the nonindigenous population
  • In New Zealand, most HIV infections are acquired by MSM, although heterosexual transmission has also increased[MOHNZ 2012]

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