QUICKIE project: qualitative interviews concerning key issues and experiences

Past project

The QUICKIE project was a two-year study (from 2006 to 2008) funded by NSW Health. In 2007 and 2008 around 30 sexually active, community-attached gay men were interviewed in Sydney about their relationships, sex and drug practices, engagement with social scenes, health and well-being, experiences of clinical services, and views on the personal, social and political aspects of being gay in Sydney. In providing an annual qualitative snapshot of ‘ordinary’ gay men’s lives, the project complemented data from CSRH’s behavioural surveys. Each year, the QUICKIE interviews had a special focus. In 2007 the focus was the significance of HIV in Sydney and in 2008 it was the perception and experience of sexually transmissible infections.

A report of the 2007 findings, Accounts of contemporary gay life in Sydney: Summary of findings of the QUICKIE study, 2007, was published in early 2008. Fact sheets on gay men’s use of Viagra and the perception and experience of sexually transmissible infections, alcohol use and the perceptions of partner numbers are also available.

Funding Agency

NSW Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Non-Staff Involved

Associate Professor Kane Race

Ms Diana Bernard

Publications

Findings from the QUICKIE project 2009 for HIV educators and other health professionals: Gay men, alcohol and sex (PDF)

Findings from the QUICKIE project 2009 for HIV educators and other health professionals: Gay men's perceptions and experiences of sexually transmissible infections (PDF)

Findings from the QUICKIE project 2009 for HIV educators and other health professionals: How many is too many? Gay men's perceptions of numbers of sexual partners (PDF)

Findings from the QUICKIE project 2009 for HIV educators and other health professionals: The use of Viagra by gay men (PDF)

Bernard, D., Holt, M., & race, K. (2008). Accounts of contemporary gay life in Sydney: Summary of findings of the QUICKIE Study 2007. Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research. (PDF) [372 Kb]

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