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The Straightpoz study: men and women living heterosexually with HIV Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Asha Persson

This qualitative longitudinal study was conducted between 2004 and 2010 in collaboration with the Heterosexual HIV/AIDS Service NSW (Pozhet). The aim of this project, the first of its kind on Australia, was to identify and explore a range of issues significant to men and women living…

The VICPrEP Demonstration Project Current

Funding Agency: Alfred Health, Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria
People Involved: John de Wit, Martin Holt

This project is exploring the acceptability, safety, impact and feasibility of prescribing daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people at risk of HIV infection. It is also investigating the uptake of PrEP among eligible individuals and the reasons people choose this HIV prevention strategy.…

The impact of alcohol and drug use on the diagnosis and management of depression in gay men: a sub-study of the primary health care project on HIV and depression Archive

Funding Agency: beyondblue, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Christy Newman, Joanne Bryant, Martin Holt

A three-year study funded by NHMRC, the Primary Health Care Project on HIV and Depression, was completed in 2009. With funding from beyondblue–the national depression initiative, further research was conducted to more closely explore the issues associated with alcohol and drug use in data…

The making of HIV and heterosexuality in the mainstream Australian print media Archive

Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
People Involved: Christy Newman, Asha Persson

This project was funded by a UNSW Faculty Research Grant to explore the role of the mainstream media in the production and circulation of social and cultural knowledge about HIV, and as an important source of information about HIV for the broader population in Australia, those not explicitly…

The real deal in hepatitis C prevention: automatic influences on injecting behaviour Archive

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

Phase 1 of this project involved collecting video recordings of clients injecting at the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre and then conducting interviews with these clients after they had reviewed the video footage of their injecting episode. Phase 2 of the project, funded by NSW…

Top girls: middle class privilege and agentic practice Archive

Funding Agency: Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom, UNSW Strategic Funding
People Involved: Peter Aggleton

This study extends recently completed work on agentic practice among privileged young women in England. It is examining how young women attending four private schools in Southern England act powerfully across various aspects of their lives, including in their education and in relationships with…

Treatment as Prevention study Archive
People Involved: Martin Holt, Asha Persson

CSRH is conducting a study examining HIV-positive gay men’s attitudes to HIV ‘treatment as prevention’.


Clinical trial results indicate that being on HIV antiretroviral therapy significantly reduces the viral load of an HIV-positive person and therefore reduces the…

Trending Sexual Health Archive
People Involved: John de Wit, Limin Mao, Philippe Adam

This project is led by Family Planning NSW, in collaboration with the Centre for Social Research in Health and ACON. The CSRH team is leading the evaluation component to assess the feasibility, acceptability, extent of engagement and effectiveness of new national online resources (websites and…

UNSW hepatitis C vaccine initiative: knowledge of, and willingness to participate in, vaccine trials Archive

Funding Agency: UNSW Strategic Funding, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Carla Treloar

The component conducted by CSRH involved a qualitative investigation of the knowledge of hepatitis C vaccine trials among people who inject drugs, and of the factors that would influence their decision to take part in such a trial.