Barriers to HIV testing among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Susan Kippax
Research Areas: Health Promotion Development & Evaluation
Non-Staff Involved: Dr Henrike Korner Dr Augustine Asante

This project investigates the reasons for delayed HIV testing, particularly among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The project has two components, one quantitative, the other qualitative. The quantitative component collects demographic and socio-economic data, along with data about people’s use of health services, attitudes towards HIV and perceptions of stigma. These will be linked with the patients’ HIV-related clinical data to identify patients who were diagnosed late and the reasons for their late diagnosis. The qualitative component follows up the survey and approximately 20 HIV patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are interviewed. These interviews explore in depth some of the issues covered in the survey, in particular issues relating to patients’ use of health services. Ethics approval for the project was obtained from the UNSW Ethics Committee and area health services. Data collection was completed in 2007 and the project was completed in 2008.


Publications

Asante, A., Körner, H., & Kippax, S. (2009). Understanding late HIV diagnosis among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (Monograph 7/2009). Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales. (PDF) [532 Kb]

Asante, A., Körner, H., McMahon, T., Sabri, W., & Kippax, S. (2009). Periodic survey of HIV knowledge and use of health services among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, 2006–2008 (Monograph 2/2009). Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales. (PDF) [835 Kb]