The Gaps Project: Identifying gaps in HIV prevention among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Australia

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Webinar via Microsoft Teams Live Event
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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Benjamin Bavinton  

Benjamin Bavinton
Kirby Institute

Benjamin Bavinton has worked in the field of HIV prevention and research for over 15 years in Australia and internationally. He is a research fellow at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, focusing on the biomedical, behavioural and epidemiological aspects of HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.



The Gaps Project identified emerging HIV prevention gaps in various subpopulations of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Australia between 2009–2018. This included HIV diagnoses data, clinical data from the ACCESS sentinel surveillance network, and behavioural data from the Gay Community Periodic Surveys (GCPS). The project examined disparities in HIV diagnoses, treatment, and prevention between age groups, region of birth, and area of residence.

This seminar will highlight the main findings of the project in a presentation by Benjamin Bavinton, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Andrew Grulich (Kirby Institute) and with panellists Skye McGregor (Kirby Institute), Darryl O’Donnell (Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations) and Daniel Coase (Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia).

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