Barriers to HIV prevention and care among gay men in Tasmania

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Toby Lea, Martin Holt
Research Areas: HIV & Sexual Health Risk & Risk Reduction
Partners / Collaborators: Tasmanian Council on Aids, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD)

This project was conducted in partnership between the Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD) and CSRH. The project aimed to examine barriers and incentives to HIV testing and treatment among gay and bisexual men in Tasmania, including the role of stigma and discrimination towards sexual minorities and HIV in discouraging engagement with services. The study involved in-depth interviews with 16 men, including 8 HIV-positive and 8 HIV-negative men, which were conducted by trained peer interviewers. The research identified ways in which barriers to HIV testing and treatment could be addressed to improve help-seeking behaviour and health outcomes among gay and bisexual men in Tasmania. The research was funded by the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet as part of the LGBTI Grants Program 2015.


Publications

Lea, T., Wagner, S., Anning, M., & Holt, M. (2017). Barriers to HIV prevention and care among gay men in Tasmania: Final report. Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.