Professor Martin Holt – The impact of COVID-19 on behavioural surveillance of gay and bisexual men

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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Professor Martin Holt  

Professor Martin Holt
Professor, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney

Professor Martin Holt is a social scientist and public health researcher who has worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health since 2003, specialising in HIV prevention research with gay and bisexual men. He leads the Gay Community Periodic Surveys, behavioural surveillance conducted in seven Australian states and territories.

Twitter: @martinxholt



The emergence of COVID-19 during 2020 created a global public health crisis and widespread disruption, included to research and monitoring.

This presentation considers how HIV behavioural surveillance was adapted to COVID-19 in Australia, and the impacts of COVID-19 on gay and bisexual men’s practices in different jurisdictions. We also consider how social and geographic disparities in HIV risk, the uptake of testing and use of effective prevention methods may have been accentuated by COVID-19.

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