Kirby Seminar - Professor Lisa Maher – “The Hanoi MSM Cohort Study (HIM-Hanoi)”

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Event date: 
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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

Contact for bookings: 
Please RSVP by Friday 3rd February to for catering purposes.
Booking deadline: 
Friday, 3 February 2017 - 5:00pm
The Kirby Institute is pleased to present: 
Professor Lisa Maher – Head, Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program, The Kirby Institute
“The Hanoi MSM Cohort Study (HIM-Hanoi)”
In collaboration with colleagues at Hanoi Medical University, the Hanoi MSM Cohort Study (HIM-Hanoi) is the first study to prospectively follow men who have sex with men in Vietnam. Funded by the US Centers for Disease Control, HIM-Hanoi consists of four sub-studies:
1. Qualitative exploration of barriers to ART access and uptake among HIV positive MSM;
2. Baseline survey to estimate prevalence and risk factors for HIV, HCV, and STI and determine eligibility for the two cohorts;
3. Prospective cohort of HIV negative MSM to estimate incidence and determinants of HIV, HCV and STI and;
4. Prospective cohort of HIV positive MSM to identify predictors of ART uptake and retention in care. This presentation will describe the study protocol and report preliminary data.
Professor Lisa Maher AM heads the Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute. She has extensive experience in research, surveillance, program development and service delivery with key populations, including drug users and sex workers in North America, South East Asia, Australia and the Pacific. Her research focuses on the prevention of infectious disease in vulnerable populations.