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RECRUITING NOW: People living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C

Researchers at UNSW would like to interview people living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C to hear their stories about what ‘family life’ means, and how families are involved in the management of these infections in everyday life.

We want to interview people who are happy to talk about how they have involved family members in their health decisions and practices, but we don’t have any assumptions about what families ‘look’ like: they could be biological or chosen, large or small.

We hope to then interview one or two of your family members to hear their stories too, but it is fine to just take part yourself. Your family members can also volunteer to take part without you doing an interview yourself, if you prefer.

We hope this research can improve understanding of how families experience and manage blood borne infectious diseases, and how services can better meet their needs

If you are interested and eligible (which we will check by asking you a few questions when you contact us), you will be asked to take part in a confidential interview that will take about 1-2 hours at a time and place of your choosing. You will be offered a $40 gift voucher as reimbursement for your time and contribution to the research study.

During the interview we will talk to you about a range of issues relating to your experiences of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection, with a focus on everyday family life.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the research please contact us.

RECRUITING NOW: Family members of people living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C

Researchers at UNSW would like to interview people with family members who are living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C to hear their stories about how families are involved in the management of these infections in everyday life.

We want to interview people who are happy to talk about how they have been involved in their family member’s health decisions and practices, but we don’t have any assumptions about what families ‘look’ like: they could be biological or chosen, large or small.

We will also interview people living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C to hear their stories about what ‘family life’ means.

We hope this research can improve understanding of how families experience and manage blood borne infectious diseases, and how services can better meet their needs.

If you are interested and eligible (which we will check by asking you a few questions when you contact us), you will be asked to take part in a confidential interview that will take about 1-2 hours at a time and place of your choosing. You will be offered a $40 gift voucher as reimbursement for your time and contribution to the research study.

During the interview we will talk to you about a range of issues relating to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection, with a focus on your experiences of everyday family life.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the research please contact us.

RECRUITING NOW: Gay and bisexual men living in Australia (18+ years)

If you're a gay or bisexual man, we'd like to hear what you think about hepatitis C.

The EntryPoint study is exploring knowledge, attitudes and practices related to hepatitis C.

The online survey contains questions about your sexual practices and relationships, recreational drug use, hepatitis C and HIV testing, and any experiences you have had discussing or disclosing hepatitis C with potential sex partners.

You are eligible to participate in this study if:

  • You identify as male
  • You are gay or bisexual
  • You are aged 18 years or older
  • You live in Australia

It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Click here for more information on the EntryPoint survey

RECRUITING NOW: People aged 18-29, diagnosed with HIV and living in Australia

Young + Positive is a study that aims to understand how young people (aged 18-29 years old) living with HIV relate to their own health, living with HIV, and to HIV supports and services. We want to know if there are any ways to better support young People Living with HIV (PLHIV) through these experiences.

This is a national study, so we are hoping to get as many young PLHIV completing the survey as possible.

We want to hear from people aged 18-29, diagnosed with HIV and living in Australia.

How to get involved:

Participation involves completing a short online (anonymous) survey found here: https://is.gd/YoungAndPositive. At the end, participants will be invited to also take part in an interview

Who is doing the Research?

Young + Positive is a PhD study being completed by Lisa Wojciechowski through the University of Melbourne, Department of Social Work.

Want More Information?

For more information go to: https://www.youngandpositive.com or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YoungandPos/

Ethics

This project has ethics approval from the Human Research Ethics Committees of Alfred Health, University of Melbourne, Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON).

RECRUITING NOW: Gay and bisexual men in Australia who use crystal for sex

Researchers from UNSW, La Trobe University, ACON, VAC, SAMESH and WAAC are conducting a study about crystal methamphetamine use (known also as ice, crystal, meth, Tina) among gay and bisexual men. We are particularly interested in talking to men who use crystal for sex.

We are interested in how using crystal during sex can be enjoyable and help with socialising, but also how it can be harmful; and we are interested in documenting the ways men manage these harms and protect themselves.

We hope this research can improve understanding about how gay men experience crystal, especially in relation to sex, and how services can better meet their needs.

The study is seeking gay and bisexual men who are 18 years or older and who have used crystal methamphetamine (known also as ice, crystal, meth, Tina) in the past 12 months. We are particularly interested in talking to men who have used crystal for sex. We will ask you to take part in a confidential 1 hour interview at a time and place of your choosing. We will offer you $40 for your time and contribution.

The study is recruiting in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

We are particularly interested in speaking with men who are living with or affected by both HIV and chronic hepatitis (hepatitis C or B).

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study please visit our website http://www.crystalpleasuresex.org.au/ or contact: Dr Kerryn Drysdale at http://www.crystalpleasuresex.org.au or 0421 211 269.