Gay community periodic surveys

Date Commenced:
1996
Project Status
Ongoing
Expected Date of Completion:
ongoing
Project Supporters

State Health Departments in each state

Currently recruiting
Yes
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About the Project

Rationale

Gay men comprise the largest proportion of HIV infections in Australia. Unprotected anal intercourse with casual partners within this population is the best predictor of trends in HIV infections.

Aims

To monitor testing and risk behaviour among gay men.

Design & Method

Repeated cross-sectional survey conducted annually in each participating state (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the ACT.

Progress/Update

Ongoing annual surveillance, with about 8,000-9,000 men participating each year.

Benefits

Behavioural surveillance monitoring testing and risk behaviour among gay men

Output

About 50 community reports, in addition to academic papers.

Project Members
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Professor and Program Head
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Senior Lecturer
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Other Investigators

Martin Holt, John de Wit, Limin Mao

Project Collaborators: External

National Centre in HIV Social Research

Project Contacts

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