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Understanding disparities in PrEP access Current

Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
People Involved: Martin Holt, Christy Newman

This pilot study is investigating expert perspectives on the social factors that influence the adoption and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and its uptake in locations with disparities of access, awareness and infrastructure. This research is being conducted to gain a better understanding…

Understanding global biomedical technologies in local realities: The case of couples with mixed HIV status in Papua New Guinea Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Asha Persson, Stephen Bell

It is frequently assumed that biomedical technologies designed to treat and prevent disease, if given equitable access, will have uniform or predictable effects irrespective of the local context in which they are used or consumed. Our research will produce new understandings of the promises,…

Understanding the uses and values of digital stories in health and social policymaking Current

Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
People Involved: Christy Newman, Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi

Associate Professor Christy Newman (Centre for Social Research in Health) has led a series of pilot activities on the role of digital stories in health and social policymaking practice, in collaboration with researchers in the School of Social Sciences (Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi, Jessica…

Understandings of risk and HIV among men who have sex with men in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales Archive

This was a coordinated study of risk and HIV among MSM in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. The study examined risk factors for HIV seroconversion in different contexts using data from men recently testing positive for HIV and believed to be recent seroconverters. The second component…

Unintended consequences? A sociological study of how social relations influence decisions about antibiotics Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Alex Broom, Emma Kirby

Professional decision-making can be difficult to influence, particularly in health contexts. Decisions are often not just about scientific evidence of best practice. Rather, decisions are heavily influenced by social context and the relationships that surround them. An ‘antimicrobial perfect…

Western Australia Sexual Health Service Project Archive

Funding Agency: The Kirby Institute, UNSW
People Involved: Martin Holt

This project, led by The Kirby Institute, is evaluating sexual health services for men who have sex with men in Perth, Western Australia. In 2012, men were recruited from one community-based sexual health service and two public sexual health clinics to complete a confidential questionnaire about…

YouMe&HIV Archive

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

In view of the HIV “treatment revolution” and bold targets to "virtually eliminate" HIV transmissions in NSW, Australia by 2020, a study led by the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia addressed a major research gap by exploring the prevention needs and experiences…

Young people who inject drugs: sub-analysis of the NSW Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program Survey Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Joanne Bryant

This project uses existing data from three years of the New South Wales Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey (2007–2009) to study the drug and injecting practices of young people aged 18–25 years who inject drugs. Young injectors are identified as a target population in most state and…

Young people’s positive sexual experiences Archive

Funding Agency: Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
People Involved: John de Wit

Sexual health is more than the absence of sexual coercion, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmissible infections and other sexual and reproductive health problems. Nevertheless, research into positive aspects of sexuality remains scarce and understanding of what young people consider positive…

e-male study: the role of the internet in building social capital for homosexually active men Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Martin Holt, Susan Kippax

This study, funded by the ARC Linkage scheme, investigates whether the internet increases social capital among men who have sex with men (MSM) by building social connections and a sense of belonging, and whether such ‘virtual’ communities facilitate the uptake of internet-based HIV…