Projects

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Speak up now! A study on unwanted sexual experiences and behaviours among young people in The Netherlands Archive

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

Numerous epidemiological studies show that experiences of sexual coercion are highly prevalent among young people, including those in The Netherlands. These sexually coercive experiences are highly diverse and affect young women as well as young men, albeit to different extents. Coercive sexual…

Staying Safe: How do long-term injecting drug users avoid hepatitis C infection? Archive

Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Carla Treloar, Jake Rance

This ongoing project seeks to discover how some injecting drug users (IDUs) have managed to avoid becoming infected with HCV, in spite of having injected drugs for many years in localities in which most IDUs have acquired HCV. Comparisons of IDUs who have been exposed to HCV and those who have not…

Surveillance and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis among Prisoners Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Health, NHMRC
People Involved: Carla Treloar

This project explores the complex and inter-related nature of practices and environments surrounding the hepatitis C risk (and prevention strategies) in prisons.

Publications

Acquiring hepatitis C in prison: the social organisation of injecting risk. (Published in Harm Reduction Journal, 2015)…

Technical review of hepatitis C health promotion resources Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Health
People Involved: Carla Treloar

This project was funded by NSW Ministry of Health and drew upon an Australian Research Council Discovery Project led by Suzanne Fraser. Hepatitis C educational print resources were collected from Australian organisations working with people affected by, or at risk of, hepatitis C infection. This…

Thai gay men and HIV risk in Sydney Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

This study explored how Thai gay men in Sydney perceive and experience HIV risk, and how they managed this risk in their lives as men who are an ethnic minority within the predominantly Anglo-Australian gay community. More specifically, this project explored how Thai gay men in Sydney engage with…

The E-Test Project Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Health
People Involved: John de Wit

The eTEST Project was a general practice intervention aimed at increasing sexual health testing rates among gay and bisexual men. At diverse general practice clinics in Sydney and Melbourne, eTEST implemented a multifaceted intervention tailored to meet the needs of each service. Intervention…

The Goanna Project Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Departments/Ministries of Health in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA and TAS
People Involved: Joanne Bryant

This project builds on a past study conducted among young indigenous people in NSW by the National Centre in HIV Social Research and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW. It developed from alarming evidence of the high prevalence of STIs among indigenous youth, which in some…

The Role of Treatment Costs in the Failure of HIV Therapy Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Limin Mao, John de Wit

To determine key barriers, particularly financial constraints, to antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence, a pilot study involving four clinical sites in NSW was initiated in late 2012. The primary aim of the pilot study is to determine the acceptability of a patient survey evaluating possible…

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 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…