The HIV Futures 6 survey was completed by 1106 HIV positive Australians from all states and territories. This represents approximately 6.6% of the estimated HIV positive population.
92.4% were male (1018), 7.4% were female (81) and 0.3% were transgender (3).
78.5% were gay men, 7.5% heterosexual women, 7.0% heterosexual men, 4.5% bisexual men, 0.5% lesbian women and 0.7% bisexual women. The remaining 1.3% fell into other categories.
The respondents’ ages ranged from 18 to 80 years with a mean of 48.0 years and a median of 47.0 years. The
majority of participants were Australian born (75.0%).
Twenty five respondents (2.3%) were of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Island origin.
The survey takes note of respondents' physical and mental health, reactions to treatment and other drugs, social support, employment etc.