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StraightMSM Study: Heterosexually-Identified Men Who Have Sex With Men Current

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health (BRISE)
People Involved: Christy Newman, Asha Persson, Denton Callander, Martin Holt, John de Wit

The primary focus of this exploratory, qualitative project, funded by BRISE, was to interview a range of professionals employed in health services, health promotion and other relevant roles to document their expert views on the experiences and needs of straight-identified MSM in New South Wales.…

Supporting best practice for sexual and gender minority AOD clients Current

Funding Agency: NSW Health
People Involved: Toby Lea, Loren Brener, Martin Holt

Evaluation of ACON’s Substance Support Service

ACON’s Substance Support Service provides individual, outpatient counselling to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experiencing problems with alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. The service is one of few AOD…

Systems to optimise treatment, care and support among people diagnosed with HIV Current

Funding Agency: NHMRC Partnership Project Grant
People Involved: Limin Mao, Asha Persson

Immediate treatment of people diagnosed with HIV infection has become a key public health intervention, based on recent evidence confirming treatment suppresses the virus to undetectable levels, and effectively eliminates the risk of transmission to sexual partners. Our partnership will identify…

The Observe Study Current

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health (BRISE)
People Involved: Joanne Bryant, Limin Mao, Carla Treloar

Understanding barriers and facilitators to the take up of new direct-acting antiviral hepatitis C treatment

This project will collect information from people who inject drugs (PWID) about their experiences with new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatments for hepatitis C. People who inject drugs…

The PrEPARE Project Current

Funding Agency: NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Martin Holt, Toby Lea, Dean Murphy, John de Wit

The PrEPARE Project is investigating the attitudes of gay and bisexual men to new HIV prevention technologies, particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment as prevention. The first phase of the project, conducted in 2011–2012, involved an online survey of over 1500 men and…

The Role of Implicit Identity and Implicit Beliefs in Recovery from Mental Illness Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Loren Brener

Recovery from mental illness is clearly completely determined, with the personality of the individual, the individual’s situation, and the nature of the mental illness all playing a role. One aspect of the individual that has received increasing attention is the degree to which the person…

The VICPrEP Demonstration Project Current

Funding Agency: Alfred Health, Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria
People Involved: Dean Murphy, 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.…

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 the uses and values of digital stories in health promotion, politics and 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) is leading a new collaboration with researchers in the School of Social Sciences (Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi, Jessica Botfield) and the School of Arts and Media (Kath Albury) on the role of digital stories in health…