Research Reports

2018 Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey: Report of Findings

In 2018, the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney in collaboration with community advocates, clinicians and researchers from across Australia conducted the first national survey of sexual health among transgender (‘trans’) and gender diverse people. The survey was the largest study of trans and gender diverse people to have been conducted to date in Australia. 

This report of findings provides an overview of data collected via the inaugural Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey.

Australia’s progress towards hepatitis C elimination – Annual Report 2019

Australia is aiming to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. This elimination goal is in line with global targets set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and targets included in Australia’s National Hepatitis C Strategy 2018–2022.

Prepared by Burnet Institute and the Kirby Institute, this report brings together national data sources to assess Australia’s progress towards eliminating hepatitis C. Some data were not included due to unavailability at the time of reporting; future reports will provide the most comprehensive picture possible.

My sex, my sexual health: A social study of sexually transmissible infections among gay and bisexual men

As rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) continue to rise among gay and bisexual men in Australia and internationally, information is needed on the strategies they employ to prevent and manage infection and, overall, how men understand their sexual health and well-being. In June and July 2018, 35 gay and bisexual men living in New South Wales and aged 18–73 years old took part in an anonymous online forum through which they posted about a variety of topics, including previous STIs, testing practices, using condoms, and public sexual health campaign.

Kauntim mi tu Port Moresby 2017

Kauntim mi tu, an integrated bio-behavioural survey (IBBS) of women and girls who sell and exchange sex (from here on referred to as FSW), and men who have sex with men and transgender women (from here on referred to as MSM/TG), was conducted to support the scale up of essential HIV prevention and treatment services for these populations. The survey was conducted in Port Moresby between June and November 2016 and used respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to recruit participants.