The majority of Aboriginal cases reported acquiring infectious syphilis through vaginal intercourse with casual partners, while non-Aboriginal people were more likely to acquire infections through anal intercourse from same sex and casual partners. The population denominators for WA used in this report were sourced from the Rates Calculator Version 9.
HIV-positive men were more likely to indicate that their frequency of syphilis testing was adequate, incorporated as part of their regular HIV monitoring. B Corresponding author. Figures depicting testing rate and test positivity by age group include notifications from these locations to ensure numerator and denominator data are equivalent.
As part of efforts leading to the development of a National Gay Men s Syphilis Action Plan NGMSAP other reported infections, notification figures include notifications from non-WA residents where their infection is diagnosed in WA.
Data presented in this report relate to notification and testing data received by the Department of Health, WA DoH and are likely to underestimate the true incidence of disease. Both numerator and denominator refer to the same age group.
An individual-based mathematical model was developed to estimate the potential population-level impact of changes in these factors. Almost blue. Chancroid Chancroid infection is rare in WA.