Asian Gay Men's Community Survey

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Limin Mao
Research Areas: HIV & Sexual Health Risk & Risk Reduction
Funding Agency: CALD Gay Men Action Group
Non-Staff Involved: Tim Chen, Brent Mackie (ACON); Gabrielle Stackpool (MHAHS); Azizul Haque Mahee, Shi-Chi Kao (SLHD); Priyadi Prihaswan (SESLHD); Marty Janssen (SWSLHD); Andrew-C Stone (NSLHD); Jeffrey Dabbhadatta, Ashley Ubrihien, David Lewis (WSLHD)
Partners / Collaborators: Sydney Local Health DistrictSouth Eastern Sydney Local Health DistrictSouth Western Sydney Local Health DistrictNorthern Sydney Local Health DistrictWestern Sydney Local Health DistrictACONMulticultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS)

The research study is aiming to conduct a comprehensive assessment of HIV prevention needs among men who have sex with men of Asian background who are currently living in Sydney.

In Sydney, similar HIV&STI-focused behavioural surveillance among gay Asian men was conducted in 1999 and 2002. A third round of such community-based survey was conducted between September 2015 and December 2016. In the latest round, apart from traditional offline recruitment from a number of specific venues and events with high clientele of gay Asian men, online recruitment was introduced and later on expanded beyond Sydney (to Melbourne, in collaboration with ARCSHS, La Trobe Univeristy and the Victorian AIDS Council). Also, sexual health clinics and community-based test sites were included in the latest round.

The latest round of the Sydney Gay Asian Men survey was led and sponsored by the CALD Gay Men Action Group (SLHD, SESLHD, SWSLHD, NSLHD, WSLHD, ACON, Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service [MHAHS] and CSRH). This type of community-based peroidic behavioiural surveillance aims to address CALD gay men’s HIV and health promotion needs by developing, implementing and coordinating social research, health promotion and social marketing activities, consistent with NSW HIV and STIs Strategic Plans.


2018 Sydney Asian Gay Men's Survey Brief report on findings

Sydney Asian Gay Men's Survey Preliminary Results (infographic factsheet) (PDF) [4 Mb]

2015-6 Sydney Gay Asian Men Survey: HIV&STI related behavioural changes (PDF) [169 Kb]

Asian Gay Community Periodic Survey Sydney 2002 (PDF) [447 Kb]

Asian Gay Men in Sydney December 1999 - January 2000 (PDF) [534 Kb]