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Latest HIV trends & Gay Community Periodic Survey

The landscape of HIV epidemiology is one of the fastest-changing landscapes closely affecting our communities. Professor Andrew Grulich, head of the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at Kirby Institute, gives us a snapshot on the rates of HIV infections in Australia. The discussion explores HIV acquisitions in more detail and how we can work together better to end HIV.

Our second guest Professor Martin  Holt from the Centre for Social Research for Health in UNSW who manages the Gay Community Periodic Survey to discuss the results with us. He gives us some very interesting insight into the largest cross-sectional survey of gay men in Victoria.

Have a listen or download the podcast below.

Useful links:

The MI-EPIC Study (medicare ineligible) – provides a years’ supply of PrEP for those who do not have access through medicare in New South Wales :
https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/epic-nsw

Gay Community Periodic Survey :
https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/centre-social-research-health/our-projects/gay-community-periodic-surveys

PRONTO – free confidential rapid HIV testing for MSM :
http://pronto.org.au

Equinox – peer-led trans and gender diverse health service :
https://equinox.org.au

Kirby Institute – HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program :
https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/directory/hiv-epidemiology-and-prevention-program

Centre for Social Research for Health :
https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/csrh

 

This show, Episode #680 originally aired Thursday 25th July 2019.

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About the author: Jessie

 

Jessie works in the Health Promotion Team as a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health.
She is a co-host and producer of the Well Well Well radio show and has a keen interest in harm reduction, alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and sexual health.

 

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