Projects

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Evaluation of the Ted Noffs Foundation Street University Program Current

Funding Agency: NSW Health
People Involved: Joanne Bryant, Limin Mao, Carla Treloar

Street University is a unique and innovative youth development program for marginalised young people aged 12-25 years, established and administered by the Ted Noffs Foundation. It provides a range of creative, life skills and design and technology activities as a way to hook young people into a…

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,…

Following Lives Undergoing Change (FLUX) Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Toby Lea

The Flux study is a longitudinal cohort study investigating drug use among gay and bisexual men. The study aims to identify factors associated with current drug use, future uptake, or cessation of drug use, as well as changes in patterns of drug use, and the consequences of drug use. Flux is a…

Frequency of Online Rapid Testing at Home (FORTH) Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Health, NHMRC Program Grant
People Involved: Martin Holt

The recently revised National HIV Testing Policy prohibits the use of home-based rapid HIV testing, but encourages exploratory research on the issue. This project is comparing the acceptability of clinic-based conventional HIV testing and home-based, self-administered HIV testing for gay men at…

Gay Community Periodic Surveys Current

Funding Agency: ACT Health, NSW Health, Queensland Department of Health, WA Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, SA Health, Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services
People Involved: Martin Holt, Toby Lea, Limin Mao, Evelyn Lee, Peter Hull, John de Wit

The Gay Community Periodic Surveys are repeated, cross-sectional surveys of gay men, conducted in the metropolitan areas of seven Australian states and territories.

They are a key part of Australia’s behavioural surveillance system for HIV, monitoring sexual practices, drug use and patterns…

HIV Prevention Revolution Current

Funding Agency: NHMRC Partnership Project Grant
People Involved: Martin Holt, Limin Mao

Measuring outcomes and maximising effectiveness

In this NHMRC Partnership Grant (led by The Kirby Institute) implementation research will be undertaken to optimise new biomedical prevention and HIV testing tools at a population level. New South Wales is the ideal location to undertake this…

HIV Testing and Counselling in Europe Current

Funding Agency: HIV in Europe
People Involved: John de Wit, Stephen Bell

HIV testing and counselling is a critical gateway to further services, and is essential for effective HIV prevention and treatment (WHO, 2012 (PDF)). In many European countries, HIV testing efforts are failing to identify HIV infections early enough, and substantial proportions of people with HIV are…

Hepatitis C Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Current

Funding Agency: PLuS Alliance, Australian Government Department of Health
People Involved: Carla Treloar, Max Hopwood, Annie Madden

Until recently, the experience and outcomes of health care have been conceptualised and measured from the perspective of clinicians or researchers. While important, these measures may obscure or miss issues that are of central relevance to the experience of the patient. The growing literature and…

It’s Your (Love) Life Survey Current

Funding Agency: NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health
People Involved: Philippe Adam, John de Wit, Mandy Schippers

Periodic survey of sexual health, condom use and testing for STIs among young people

Young people are a key priority population for the prevention and management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). Building on previous CSRH research on sexual health, a new (online) periodic survey among…

My Health, Our Family: Documenting Stories of Family Life in the Context of HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council Discovery Project
People Involved: Christy Newman, Joanne Bryant, Asha Persson, Myra Hamilton, kylie valentine

As the management of blood borne viruses undergo rapid change, the families of those affected by HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are also living through and responding to those changes. The forms and meanings of ‘family’ also continue to undergo considerable social transformation.…