This study investigated whether the internet increases social capital among men who have sex with men (MSM) by building social connections and a sense of belonging, and whether such ‘virtual’ communities facilitate the uptake of internet-based HIV prevention and other health promotion messages and their translation into safe sex practice.
This evaluation will examine the impact of the ACON service on clients’ substance use and psychosocial wellbeing, and whether clients of the service report different treatment outcomes to clients attending mainstream services that are not specifically tailored to LGBTI people.
The aims of the evaluation are to examine the long term translation, uptake and sustainability of sexual health service delivery associated with the DLM project and identify long term prevention, care and treatment pathways for Aboriginal people involved.
This study will describe the costs of NSP service provision and patterns of client access to services in one area of NSW with a view to developing a model of service mix based on cost, client access and preference.
This project is evaluating the first-ever trial of authorised peer distribution in a NSW setting, by describing the extent and nature of authorised peer distribution, the ways in which staff and police managed it, and the potential risks and benefits attached to the authorisation from the perspec
This project evaluated some of the needle and syringe programs provided by the NSW Users & AIDS Association, in order to explore the characteristics of consumers’ accessing the NSP services, the method and effectiveness of the outreach of the NSP and outreach services, consumer and stakeholde
Over the past three years, the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine has conducted a trial of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment initiation in general practice. A qualitative evaluation of the trial by CSRH occurred during 2011.
This project will collect and analyse the personal accounts of people who describe themselves as having a drug habit, dependence or addiction, and present these accounts on a publicly accessible website: www.livesofsubstance.org
This is a qualitative study of hepatitis C treatment experiences and treatment management. The study recruited 20 participants who were either undergoing hepatitis C treatment, or who had completed treatment within the previous six months, for in-depth semi-structured interviews.
This project involved undertaking the initial preparatory logistical and methodological development work to determine the feasibility of establishing an internet-based cohort and repeat cross-sectional research program among homosexually active men in Australia.
The Flux study is a longitudinal cohort study investigating drug use among gay and bisexual men. The study aims to identify factors associated with current drug use, future uptake, or cessation of drug use, as well as changes in patterns of drug use, and the consequences of drug use.