The HIV Epidemiology and Prevention program conducts research into the transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmissible infections. Our work is multidisciplinary and collaborative. We work in partnership with communities most affected by HIV, particularly the gay community and people who are living with HIV.
Because effective HIV prevention acknowledges the complexities of everyday life for at-risk communities, we work across the spectrum of biomedical, behavioural and structural prevention. Our work includes behavioural risk surveillance, studies of risk behaviour, and studies of biomedical preventive interventions.
Researchers in our program also conduct work on the intersection of infection, immunity and cancer to inform our knowledge of how we might prevent cancer in people with HIV. A particular focus is the prevention of anal cancer in gay men.