Implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis with antiretroviral medications among people at high risk for HIV infection
This project is evaluating the off-label provision of daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people at high risk of HIV infection and informing policy development
Health information needs and practices of Chinese and Vietnamese people living in Australia regarding primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
Overall, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is relatively uncommon in Australia, but its incidence has been progressively rising over the las
This project evaluated the implementation and delivery of rapid HIV testing in Sydney sexual health clinics and other settings. It found that rapid testing could be successfully implemented in a variety of settings and was highly acceptable to clients and staff.
This study assesses HIV-related stigma and discrimination among PLHIV in Australia, using standardised, proven instruments to measure HIV stigma, self-esteem, resilience, depression, anxiety and stress.
Working in collaboration with the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA), CSRH has recently completed an online study assessing the experiences of stigma among people living with HIV (PLHIV).
This project used quantitative and qualitative methods to determine the factors that influence people’s decisions to undertake treatment for hepatitis C. In 2008, quantitative data were collected from 713 people with hepatitis C.
The aim of this study was to explore how living with HIV and being a migrant from an ethnic minority background interact and how these contingencies intersect with gender and sexual orientation in shaping the lives of individuals.
This research project will provide urgently needed information on nature and extent of methamphetamine use in Aboriginal communities, including its impact on individuals and communities, and the context in which use occurs in communities.
Available epidemiological data show that the incidence of sharing needles and other equipment is variable among Australian injecting drug users (IDUs), but most commonly occurs between sexual partners. Most data show that about half of all needle sharing occurs between sexual partners.
This project was conducted through a research internship offered to the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AHMRC) at CSRH, and supported by the Consortium for Social and Policy Research on HIV, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases.
The study documents the history of the initiation and transition to injecting of a range of current injectors aged 25 years and under, and the relationship between the circumstances of the initial injecting episode and current risk practices with respect to transmission of hepatitis C.
More than a decade after ART became widely available in Australia, people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are diagnosed and have initiated treatment are surviving longer and staying healthier than in the past.