Projects

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ACT Health Stigma Current

Funding Agency: ACT Health
People Involved: Loren Brener, Lise Lafferty, Christy Newman, Carla Treloar

CSRH has been commissioned by ACT Health to undertake research to examine stigma and discrimination experienced among priority populations affected by sexually transmissible infections (STI) and blood borne viruses (BBV) in the ACT. The aim of this research is to, research and benchmark best…

Ageing and people living with HIV/viral hepatitis in the ACT Current

Funding Agency: ACT Health
People Involved: Limin Mao, Christy Newman, Carla Treloar, Martin Holt

People living with long-term infections such as viral hepatitis or HIV face unique challenges as they age. Treatment side effects may hasten the ageing process, and/or predispose people to other medical issues. Chronic conditions and multiple co-morbidities are common in people with long-term…

Asian Gay Men's Community Survey Current

Funding Agency: CALD Gay Men Action Group
People Involved: Limin Mao

The research study is aiming to conduct a comprehensive assessment of HIV prevention needs among men who have sex with men of Asian background who are currently living in Sydney.

In Sydney, similar HIV&STI-focused behavioural surveillance among gay Asian men was conducted in 1999 and 2002. A…

Barriers to HIV prevention and care among gay men in Tasmania Archive
People Involved: Toby Lea, Martin Holt

This project was conducted in partnership between the Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD) and CSRH. The project aimed to examine barriers and incentives to HIV testing and treatment among gay and bisexual men in Tasmania, including the role of stigma and…

Community periodic survey of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Sydney Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Susan Kippax

The aim of this study was to investigate knowledge and perceptions of HIV and the use of health services among the general populations of four ethnic communities in Sydney that have a high prevalence of HIV infection: Thai, Cambodian, Sudanese and Ethiopian. The study investigated people’s…

Community-based Organising against HIV and for Rights among Same-sex Attracted Men in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Archive

Funding Agency: Norwegian Research Council
People Involved: Peter Aggleton

This project will document, learn from, and contribute to the ongoing evolution of community-based HIV-related work by same-sex attracted men in Dar es Salaam.

Community-based study of undiagnosed HIV and testing (COUNT study) Current

Funding Agency: NHMRC Partnership Project Grant
People Involved: Martin Holt

The COUNT study is designed to provide robust estimates of the prevalence of HIV and undiagnosed infection among gay and bisexual men and identify factors associated with undiagnosed infection. An earlier version of the study was conducted in 2013-14. During 2018, participants of the Sydney Gay…

Crystal, pleasure and sex between men Current

Funding Agency: NHMRC Project Grant, Department of Health Western Australia
People Involved: Carla Treloar, Gary Dowsett, Max Hopwood, Martin Holt, Toby Lea, Peter Aggleton, Joanne Bryant, Kerryn Drysdale

Crystal methamphetamine (aka ice, crystal, tina, meth) has had a particular impact on the gay community, where it is often used in sexual contexts such as dance parties, sex parties, sex-on-premises venues and saunas, and in private groups. In this study, we take a social practice approach to…

Cybersex Study Project Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Philippe Adam, John de Wit, Dean Murphy

During the last decade or so, the increasing popularity of the internet as a way to meet sex partners coincided with an increase in sexual risk-taking and HIV incidence among men who have sex with men (MSM). A three-wave online prospective study was conducted to first obtain a comprehensive…

Feasibility of a national internet-based cohort study of men who have sex with men in Australia Archive
People Involved: John de Wit

This project involved undertaking the initial preparatory logistical and methodological development work to determine the feasibility of establishing an internet-based cohort and repeat cross-sectional research program among homosexually active men in Australia.

Concern about rising HIV…