AIDS Epidemiology Group


About the AIDS Epidemiology Group

Based in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago, the AIDS Epidemiology Group has been responsible for national surveillance of AIDS and HIV infection in New Zealand since 1989.

Established by Professor Sir David Skegg, initial funding was provided by the Medical Research Council of New Zealand. Once its principal methods were established, funding for the Group's core surveillance activities and special projects was taken over by New Zealand's Ministry of Health and the Health Research Council.

The aims of the AEG are to:

  • Monitor the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in New Zealand through ongoing surveillance
  • Develop, and when appropriate, to apply, new methods of monitoring and evaluation, and
  • Contribute to the wider knowledge of HIV infection and AIDS.


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Latest Publication: Actual and undiagnosed HIV prevalence in a community sample of men who have sex with men in Auckland, New Zealand


Dunedin School of Medicine University of Otago