Projects

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3D project: diagnosis, disclosure, discrimination and living with Hepatitis C Archive
People Involved: Max Hopwood, Carla Treloar

The aim of the 3D Project was to explore the experiences of diagnosis, disclosure and discrimination among people living with hepatitis C. The study involved quantitative and qualitative research components with Phase 1 consisting of a self-administered short-form questionnaire (n = 504) that…

Aboriginal patterns of cancer care Archive

Funding Agency: NHMRC Health Services Research Program Grant
People Involved: Carla Treloar, Loren Brener, Susan Kippax, Christy Newman

The aims of the Aboriginal Patterns of Cancer Care (APOCC) study were to assess whether or not Aboriginal people are diagnosed with cancer at later stages than non-Aboriginal people and, if so, to describe both the barriers to early diagnosis and access to cancer care experienced by Aboriginal…

Cancer among Aboriginal people: pilot study Archive

Funding Agency: Cancer Council Australia
People Involved: Susan Kippax, Christy Newman

A qualitative pilot study was funded by the Cancer Council Australia to develop and test research tools for a larger study on cancer among Aboriginal people in New South Wales. This pilot study established working relationships with key Aboriginal organisations, including the Aboriginal Health and…

Evaluation of a model for assessment and treatment of hepatitis C virus among injecting drug users in the opiate pharmacotherapy setting (ETHOS) Archive

Funding Agency: NHMRC Project Grant, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Carla Treloar, Jake Rance

Worldwide there has been growing interest in the provision of care and treatment for hepatitis C virus infection in opiate pharmacotherapy treatment programs. The ETHOS project was a prospective, observational trial in nine opiate pharmacotherapy clinics in NSW involving the establishment of…

Evaluation of the GP initiation of hepatitis C treatment pilot Archive

Funding Agency: Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, NSW Health
People Involved: Max Hopwood, Carla Treloar

Over the past three years, the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine has conducted a trial of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment initiation in general practice. A qualitative evaluation of the trial by CSRH occurred during 2011. All seven GPs who participated in the trial routinely treated patients with…

Experiences of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery: An online resource for members of the public, health professionals and policymakers Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council Discovery Project
People Involved: Carla Treloar

This project will collect and analyse the personal accounts of people who describe themselves as having a drug habit, dependence or addiction, and present these accounts on a publicly accessible website: www.livesofsubstance.org

Publications

Pienaar, K., Moore, D., Fraser, S., Kokanovic,…

Experiences of hepatitis C treatment and its management: What some patients and health professionals say Archive
People Involved: Max Hopwood, Carla Treloar

This is a qualitative study of hepatitis C treatment experiences and treatment management. The study recruited 20 participants who were either undergoing hepatitis C treatment, or who had completed treatment within the previous six months, for in-depth semi-structured interviews. Six healthcare…

Hepatitis C-related discrimination Archive
People Involved: Max Hopwood, Susan Kippax

In November 2000, the President of the Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales (ADB), Mr Chris Puplick, announced a State-wide enquiry into hepatitis Crelated discrimination. The Enquiry was launched in Sydney on March 15th 2001, with

hearings conducted in Wollongong, Goulburn, Dubbo,…

Improving antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation for people living with HIV in Australia: a realistic and feasible approach? Archive

Funding Agency: NHMRC Project Grant, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Limin Mao, John de Wit, Philippe Adam, Martin Holt, Asha Persson, Christy Newman

More than a decade after ART became widely available in Australia, people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are diagnosed and have initiated treatment are surviving longer and staying healthier than in the past. However, morbidity and mortality is still high among PLHIV, particularly among those who are…

Investigating the capacity of the general practitioner workforce to meet ongoing HIV primary care needs in Australia Archive

Funding Agency: NHMRC Project Grant, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Christy Newman, John de Wit, Asha Persson, Max Hopwood

HIV has become a chronic, manageable condition in the developed world, and early and lifelong treatment has the potential to significantly reduce transmission rates. A skilled and motivated clinical workforce will be required to provide expert care into the future, but concerns have been noted in…