AIDS Epidemiology Group



About the AIDS Epidemiology Group

The AIDS Epidemiology Group (AEG) - based in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago - has since 1989 been been responsible for national surveillance of AIDS and HIV infection in New Zealand.

The Group was established by Professor David Skegg with funding from the Medical Research Council of New Zealand. Once the methods were established, funding for the core surveillance activities were taken over by the Ministry of Health.

Since its inception a number of specific projects have been undertaken through funding provided by the Health Research Council and the Ministry of Health.

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.
  • 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