Associate Professor Garrett Prestage and Dr Dean Murphy – Linkage to care and support and changes in personal circumstances following recent HIV diagnosis

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney

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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Associate Professor Garrett Prestage

Associate Professor Garrett Prestage

Associate Professor, HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program, Kirby Institute

Garrett Prestage is an Associate Professor at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, where he has worked since 1992. He has been active in gay community life in Australia since the mid-1970s, pioneered Australia’s behavioural surveillance work and led many of Australia’s major cohort studies among gay and bisexual men, including the Health in Men (HIM) and Following Lives Undergoing Change (Flux) studies.

Dr Dean Murphy

Dr Dean Murphy

Research Fellow, HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program, Kirby Institute

Dean Murphy is a Research Fellow at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, and a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney. His work focuses on understandings of HIV diagnosis, the use of HIV biomedical prevention technologies, experiences of sexual health and well-being, and the meanings of drug consumption among people with LGBTQ experience. His book, Gay Men Pursuing Parenthood Through Surrogacy: Reconfiguring Kinship, was published in 2015.


The RISE (Recent Diagnosis and the Impact of Support on Experiences of HIV) study explores people’s experiences of being diagnosed with HIV and the changes in their lives following their diagnosis. The study commenced late in 2018 and is ongoing. It includes both survey-based and interview-based data. We will present some early data on experiences of support, relationships, and services following diagnosis.