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134 documents found.

Title: Experiences of HIV: The Seroconversion Study Final Report 2007–2015   (PDF File 4.8 MB)

Author(s): Chris Gianacas, Ian Down, Jeanne Ellard, Paul Kidd, Graham Brown, Kathy Triffitt, Asha Persson, Garrett Prestage

Subject(s): HIV

Description: Monograph, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2016

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2015   (PDF File 1.1 MB)

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Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2015

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2016

Title: Friends, sex and benefits   (PDF File 524.2 KB)

Author(s): Hendry, N.A., Brown, G., Dowsett, G. W.

Subject(s): Young people

Description: ARCSHS broadsheet series number 01

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2016

Title: ARCSHS Strategic Plan 2016-2019   (PDF File 785.2 KB)

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Description: ARCSHS Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Publication type: Strategic plan

Year of publication: 2016

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2014   (PDF File 1.5 MB)

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Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2014

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2015

Title: A closer look at Private Lives 2: Addressing the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Australians   (PDF File 2.6 MB)

Author(s): William Leonard, Anthony Lyons, Emily Bariola

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community

Description: ARCSHS Monograph 103

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2015

Title: Experiences of HIV: The Seroconversion Study Annual Report 2014   (PDF File 1.2 MB)

Author(s): Ian Down, Kathy Triffitt, Jeanne Ellard, Graham Brown, Garrett Prestage.

Subject(s): HIV

Description: The Kirby Institute, Monograph.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2015

Title: Improving E-therapy for mood disorders among lesbians and gay men   (PDF File 362.9 KB)

Author(s): Anthony Lyons, Tomas Rozbroj, Marian K Pitts, Anne Mitchell, Helen Christensen.

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: ARCSHS Monograph Series Number 102.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2015

Title: Moving On: Mental Health, Resilience and Sexual Recovery among Gay Men Living with Prostate Cancer   (PDF File 1.2 MB)

Author(s): Gary W Dowsett, Garrett Prestage, Duane Duncan, Daniel R du Plooy, Andrea Waling.

Subject(s): Mens health

Description: The Moving On Study report presents the findings of research concerning the experiences of Australian gay men following diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.It focuses particularly on these men’s experiences of the treatment side-effects of prostate cancer on sexuality and sexual relationships, and the implications of these for their mental health and well-being. The study aims to contribute to building the evidence base for the development of policy, programs and resources by those in the medical, health and community services professions to provide better support for gay men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2015

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Title: Needs assessment of people with viral hepatitis - China (in Chinese)   (PDF File 5.6 MB)

Author(s): Jack Wallace Marian K Pitts, Chaojie Liu, Vivian Lin, Lai Wei, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jacqueline Richmond, Stephen Locarnini.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Monograph 105, in Chinese.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2015

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Title: Needs assessment of people with viral hepatitis - China   (PDF File 4.7 MB)

Author(s): Jack Wallace Marian K Pitts, Chaojie Liu, Vivian Lin, Lai Wei, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jacqueline Richmond, Stephen Locarnini.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Monograph 105

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2015

Title: Prostate Cancer and Gay and Bisexual Men report   (PDF File 228.2 KB)

Author(s): Marie-Claire Cheron-Sauer, Gary W Dowsett.

Subject(s): Mens health

Description: This report covers a one-day workshop jointly convened by PCFA and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, which brought together stakeholders and social science researchers from research studies investigating prostate cancer and gay and bisexual men, to report on and discuss the excellent progress that has already been made.

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Year of publication: 2015

Title: Monopoly: A study of gay men's relationships   (PDF File 2.0 MB)

Author(s): Garrett Prestage, Duane Duncan, Jeffrey Grierson, Jack Bradley, Benjamin Bavinton, Johann Kolstee, Anthony M A Smith.

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: Kirby Centre monograph

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2015

Title: "Nothing for them": Understanding the support needs of LGBT young people from refugee and newly arrived backgrounds   (PDF File 1.2 MB)

Author(s): Olivia Noto, William Leonard, Anne Mitchell.

Subject(s): Young people

Description: Monograph Series Number 94

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2013   (PDF File 487.6 KB)

Author(s): Anne Mitchell, Kent Patrick, Wendy Heywood, Pamela Blackman, Marian K Pitts.

Subject(s): Young people

Description: ARCSHS Monograph number 97

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: ARCSHS BBV and STI project broadsheet   (PDF File 448.6 KB)

Author(s): ARCSHS BBV and STI Program

Subject(s): Hepatitis; HIV

Description: Our work in BBVs and STIs.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2014

Title: Hepatitis C and ageing: A community brief   (PDF File 317.3 KB)

Author(s): Jacqui Richmond, Jack Wallace.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Monograph.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: 2013 National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health: summary presentation   (PDF File 411.3 KB)

Author(s): Pamela Blackman Anne Mitchell

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Description: Summary of the 5th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2013.

Publication type: Presentation

Year of publication: 2014

Title: Hepatitis B Patient and Clinical Practice Survey   (PDF File 1.6 MB)

Author(s): Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jack Wallace, Naomi Ngo, Jacqui Richmond.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Monograph series number 96.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: Our Work in Viral Hepatitis   (PDF File 590.1 KB)

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Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS broadsheet of our work in viral hepatitis

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2014

Title: Findings of the Charting Health Impacts (CHI) Study   (PDF File 1.3 MB)

Author(s): Behzad Hajarizadeh, Marian Pitts, Stephen McNally, Jack Wallace.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Monograph series number 92.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: HIV and mobility in Australia: Roadmap for action   (PDF File 1.4 MB)

Author(s): Crawford G, Lobo R, Brown G, Langdon P.

Subject(s): HIV

Description: ARCSHS Monograph number 100.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: From Blues to Rainbows Report   (PDF File 5.6 MB)

Author(s): Elizabeth Smith Tiffany Jones Roz Ward Jennifer Dixon Anne Mitchell Lynne Hillier

Subject(s): Trans community

Description: The mental health and well-being of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: Norma’s Project. A Research Study into the Sexual Assault of Older Women in Australia   (PDF File 655.6 KB)

Author(s): Rosemary Mann, Philomena Horsley, Catherine Barrett, Jean Tinney.

Subject(s): Aged care

Description: ARCSHS Monograph Series Number 98

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2013   (PDF File 719.9 KB)

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Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2013

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2014

Title: Reducing the impact of hepatitis B in smaller jurisdictions: Tasmania   (PDF File 515.9 KB)

Author(s): Naomi Ngo, Jack Wallace, Benjamin Cowie, Gary Dowsett, Fay Johnston

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Monograph Series Number 99

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2014

Title: ESAPP summary report   (PDF File 1.8 MB)

Author(s): Graham Brown, Kylie Johnston, Jeanne Ellard, Marina Carman

Subject(s): HIV

Description: Summary report from ARCSHS project: Evidence Synthesis and Application for Policy and Practice Project

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Year of publication: 2013

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Title: Networks of MSM in Indonesia: A 2‐mode study of MSM and sites of engagement   (PDF File 7.8 MB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Stephen McNally, Irwan Hidayana

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: ARCSHS research report.

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Year of publication: 2013

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Title: HIV Futures Seven   (PDF File 1.1 MB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Marian K Pitts, Rachel Koelmeyer,

Subject(s): HIV

Description: HIV Futures Seven research report.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2013

Title: Beyond High School: What do we know about young adults' social and sexual contexts?   (PDF File 1.1 MB)

Author(s): Natalie Hendry, Graham Brown, Kylie Johnston, Gary Dowsett.

Subject(s): Young people

Description: This literature review informs research to address young people, who are a priority population of the Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2010–2013. It extends the significant body of adolescent sexual health research to focus on older young people as a cohort of the priority population. The review defines young adults to be between the ages of 18 to 30.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2013

Title: Rapid Review: Reducing Sexually Transmissible Infections in Young People   (PDF File 800.9 KB)

Author(s): Graham Brown, Samantha Croy, Kylie Johnston, Marian Pitts, V Lewis

Subject(s): Young people

Description: Research report from Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing (AIPCA) and Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society (ARCSHS). Funded by and prepared for the Victorian Department of Health.

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Year of publication: 2013

Title: ESAPP Full Report   (PDF File 2.7 MB)

Author(s): Graham Brown, Kylie Johnston, Jeanne Ellard, Marina Carman

Subject(s): HIV

Description: ARCSHS research report from the Evidence Synthesis and Application for Policy and Practice Project

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2013

Title: Asia Pacific viral hepatitis policy survey and assessment: Taiwan   (PDF File 563.7 KB)

Author(s): Jack Wallace, Marian Pitts, Stephen Locarnini

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Monograph series no. 91

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2013

Title: Stigma, discrimination and hepatitis B: A review of the current research   (PDF File 324.0 KB)

Author(s): Jeanne Ellard, Jack Wallace.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Monograph 93.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2013

Title: Prostate cancer information needs of Australian gay and bisexual men   (PDF File 514.9 KB)

Author(s): W.K. Tim Wong, Anthony Lowe, Gary W. Dowsett, Duane Duncan, David O’Keeffe, Anne Mitchell.

Subject(s): Mens health

Description: Report of research that the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) commissioned the ARCSHS to conduct, involving an audit of existing resources and websites providing prostate cancer information catering to the needs of gay and bisexual men, and an examination of the prostate cancer health information resources and promotion needs for Australian gay and bisexual men.

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Year of publication: 2013

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Title: National BBV and STI Research Audit Report   (PDF File 5.2 MB)

Author(s): Graham Brown, Natalie Hendry, Marina Carman, Kylie Johnston

Subject(s): Hepatitis; HIV

Description: Report prepared for the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections (MACBBVS) and Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee (BBVSS) Joint Research Working Group

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Year of publication: 2013

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Title: Data Brief: The Tasmanian Education Context   (PDF File 471.8 KB)

Author(s): Tiffany Jones

Subject(s): Young people

Description: This Data Brief is submitted to Rodney Croome for viewing by The Tasmanian Department of Education and Training by Tiffany Jones, on the 4th of April, 2012. It provides a short overview of data relevant to the Tasmanian education context, collected for the PhD research project Sexual Subjects: GLBTIQ Student Subjectivities in Australian Education Policy (Tiffany Jones, 2012).

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Year of publication: 2012

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Title: Beyond: 'we treat everyone the same'   (PDF File 569.0 KB)

Author(s): Dr Catherine Barrett, Kylie Stephens

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community

Description: A report on the 2010 – 2011 program: How2 create a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex inclusive service

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Year of publication: 2012

Title: Investigating General Practice and Hepatitis B   (PDF File 1.1 MB)

Author(s): Jack Wallace, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jacqui Richmond, Stephen McNally

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: GP knowledge about chronic hepatitis B was identified as a key challenge for providing an effective clinical response. Almost all GPs identified a need for further education. Knowledge deficits related to the changes in specialist practices over the past decade as a result of a better understanding of the natural history of hepatitis B and improved treatment modalities.

Publication type: Document

Year of publication: 2012

Title: Talk soon. Talk often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex   (PDF File 2.8 MB)

Author(s): Jenny Walsh

Subject(s): Young people

Description: A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex

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Year of publication: 2012

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Title: ARCSHS Strategic Plan 2012-2015   (PDF File 663.4 KB)

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Description: ARCSHS Strategic Plan 2012-2015

Publication type: Strategic plan

Year of publication: 2012

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Title: The Bangkok Sauna Study: Findings from a survey of gay men in Thailand   (PDF File 5.2 MB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Stephen McNally, in collaboration with Bangkok Rainbow Organisation and the Rainbow Sky

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: Findings from a survey of men attending gay saunas in Bangkok, Thailand.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2012

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Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2012   (PDF File 2.5 MB)

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Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2012

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2012

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Title: Private Lives 2: The second national survey of the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Australians   (PDF File 1.5 MB)

Author(s): William Leonard, Marian Pitts, Anne Mitchell, Anthony Lyons, Anthony Smith, Sunil Patel, Murray Couch, Anna Barrett.

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community

Description: Private Lives 2 (PL2) is a report on the second national survey of the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Australians. The first Private Lives (PL1) was released in 2006 and was, at that time, the largest survey of its kind conducted anywhere in the world. In 2011, 3,835 GLBT respondents successfully completed PL2. The project was supported by beyondblue with funds from The Movember Foundation, with additional funds provided by the Victorian Department of Health and a La Trobe University faculty grant. The project was managed jointly by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV) and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) La Trobe University.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2012

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Title: Summary Report: Preventing violence against women and girls: From community activism to government policy   (PDF File 296.7 KB)

Author(s): Sue Dyson

Subject(s): Prevention of violence against women

Description: Summary Report: Preventing violence against women and girls: From community activism to government policy. This report was prepared by a consultant, Dr Suzanne Dyson, as part of The Change Project, an innovative, action-oriented research project being conducted by Partners for Prevention (P4P) between 2010-2013. It is a multi-country study with more than 10,000 men and women across seven countries in the Asia Pacific that explores the connections between masculinities, gender and power in order to enhance violence prevention policies and programmes. For more information visit www.partners4prevention.org.

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Year of publication: 2012

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Title: Experiences of HIV: The Seroconversion Study Report 2012   (PDF File 1.5 MB)

Author(s): Ian Down, Kathy Triffitt, Asha Persson, Jeanne Ellard, Graham Brown, Garrett Prestage

Subject(s): HIV

Description: The Seroconversion Study collects both quantitative and qualitative data from people in Australia who have been recently diagnosed with HIV. This report examines the responses collected between September 2007 and August 2012. For most of that period, only men were eligible for the study. In June 2010, the study was adapted to give women recently diagnosed with HIV the opportunity to participate. Issues that are specific to the women and heterosexual men in the sample are outlined in part two of the results section.

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Year of publication: 2012

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Title: Preventing violence against women and girls: From community activism to government policy   (PDF File 804.6 KB)

Author(s): Sue Dyson

Subject(s): Prevention of violence against women

Description: This report was prepared by a consultant, Dr Suzanne Dyson, as part of The Change Project, an innovative, action-oriented research project being conducted by Partners for Prevention (P4P) between 2010-2013. It is a multi-country study with more than 10,000 men and women across seven countries in the Asia Pacific that explores the connections between masculinities, gender and power in order to enhance violence prevention policies and programmes. For more information visit www.partners4prevention.org.

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Year of publication: 2012

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Title: For the Love of the Game: Equal and Respectful Relationships in Country Football Clubs: Research Report   (PDF File 823.4 KB)

Author(s): Sue Dyson, Jo Grzelinska, Carmel Hobbs.

Subject(s): Prevention of violence against women

Description: Women love football—there is no doubt of that—and in country Victoria in the winter months, football/netball clubs are often central to the social life of the local community. For some women and their families, the club is a place where they feel a sense of belonging, and to which they feel a fierce loyalty. For other women, clubs are less inviting. We heard many stories during the course of this research that represented both of these points of view, and many in between. The football women and the netball women who do not find a sense of welcome or security in their clubs often stay involved despite the hardships associated with belonging, and this persistence in the face of some adversity can be attributed to a love of their game, and loyalty to their team and community. For this reason we have called this report ‘For the Love of the Game’, and dedicate it to the women and men who are working to make clubs equal, respectful and inclusive for all.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2011

Title: The first National Survey of Secondary Teachers of Sexuality Education   (PDF File 1.5 MB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Marisa Schlichthorst, Anne Mitchell, Jenny Walsh, Anthony Lyons, Pam Blackman, Marian Pitts

Subject(s): Young people

Description: The project involved nearly 300 secondary school teachers from every jurisdiction including government, Catholic and independent schools and found that secondary school teachers need more training in sexuality education.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2011

Title: Sexuality Education in Australia in 2011   (PDF File 1.3 MB)

Author(s): Anne Mitchell, Anthony Smith, Marina Carman, Marisa Schlichthorst, Jenny Walsh, Marian Pitts.

Subject(s): Young people

Description: Sexuality Education in Australian schools

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2011

Title: A Situational Analysis of Chronic Hepatitis B in the Torres Strait   (PDF File 3.2 MB)

Author(s): Jack Wallace, Marian K Pitts, Stephen McNally, James Ward, Yoko Nakata, Patricia Fagan.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Health service providers in Far North Queensland have identified chronic hepatitis B having an increasing impact on primary health services in the Torres Strait. This perspective is supported by data showing the region having the highest per capita notifications of chronic hepatitis B in Queensland, and other research showing a disproportionate impact of chronic hepatitis B on Indigenous people, particularly in remote communities. This qualitative study investigated how health service providers in the Torres Strait are responding to chronic hepatitis B.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2011

Title: Tracking Changes   (PDF File 700.3 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Rachel Koelmeyer, Marian K Pitts.

Subject(s): HIV

Description: The key aim of this study was to develop a deeper understanding of the experiences of PLHIV and HIV clinicians starting and switching ARV fifteen years on from the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2011

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Title: 2011 Annual Report   (PDF File 2.2 MB)

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Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2011

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2011

Title: Regulating Hepatitis C: Rights and Duties. Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission in Australian Adult Correctional Settings   (PDF File 793.4 KB)

Author(s): Jack Wallace, Marian K Pitts, Stephen McNally, Ian Malkin, Meredith Temple-Smith, Anthony M A Smith, Michael Levy.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: This report identifies the regulatory barriers to reducing the transmission of hepatitis C within Australian adult correctional centres. A proposed regulatory framework in which hepatitis C prevention initiatives can be embedded within a correctional environment is proposed.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: Victorian Networks Study Technical Report (VINES)   (PDF File 111.3 KB)

Author(s): J Grierson, A Smith, D Wain

Subject(s): LGBTI community

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This report represents the first publication of findings from the Victorian Networks Study (Vines). Vines is the first comprehensive investigation into the social and sexual networks of gay men in Australia. It is unique in that these networks are the primary focus of the study and the principal unit of analysis. Networks are the dynamic social systems through which HIV is spread, and the structures which facilitate the communication of HIV prevention messages, provide the normative reference for individuals’ social practices, and enable and constrain safe sex cultures. Networks, therefore, are central to our understandings of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and our understandings of networks are critical to our success in HIV prevention.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: Sport as a setting for the prevention of violence against women: Community report   (PDF File 266.7 KB)

Author(s): Sue Dyson, Jo Grzlinska.

Subject(s): Prevention of violence against women

Description: Fair Game Respect Matters is a program that aims to introduce culture change in community football clubs as a way to prevent violence against women. The program is based on research that shows that where relationships between men and women are equal and based on respect then the rates of violence against women can be reduced. This summary outlines the evaluation of the program’s first two years in the Northern Football League in metro Victoria.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: Everyday Angels: Celebrating the achievements of staff working in aged care   (PDF File 1.9 MB)

Author(s): Catherine Barrett, Luke Gahan, Anne Mitchell, Jan Allen, Suzanne McLaren, Jean Tinney.

Subject(s): Aged care

Description: This report describes a project conducted in 2009-2010 to celebrate the achievements of staff working in aged care services in Victoria.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: Experiences of HIV: The seroconversion study   (PDF File 1.8 MB)

Author(s): Ian Down, Jack Bradley, Jeanne Ellard, Graham Brown, Andrew Grulich, Garrett Prestage.

Subject(s): HIV

Description: This is a report on findings from the current HIV Seroconversion Study for the period September 2007 to June 2010. The Seroconversion Study collects both quantitative and qualitative data from people in Australia who have recently been diagnosed with HIV. Participants completing the online questionnaire are offered the opportunity to volunteer for the more extended in-depth interview. Until June 2010, only men were eligible for the study. This report examines the responses gathered until that time. Between September 2007 and June 2010, there were 247 completed questionnaires, including 36 with men who also participated in an in-depth interview.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: HIV Futures 4 – Regional Report 2005: Victoria   (PDF File 326.7 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Rachel Thorpe

Subject(s): HIV

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Regional report for Victoria from the national report HIV Futures 4

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2010   (PDF File 2.2 MB)

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Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2010

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2010

Title: Writing Themselves in 3   (PDF File 2.9 MB)

Author(s): Lynne Hillier, Tiffany Jones, Marisa Monagle, Naomi Overton, Luke Gahan, Jennifer Blackman, Anne Mitchell.

Subject(s): Young people

Description: The third national study on the health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people.

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Year of publication: 2010

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Title: Improving and Increasing Access to Hepatitis C Treatment. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds   (PDF File 424.5 KB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Sophie Dutertre

Subject(s): Hepatitis

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While the prevalence of hepatitis C in Australia is 1%, it is estimated that between 4 and 8% of Vietnamese and Cambodian people living in Australia have hepatitis C. It is therefore important to examine whether people from these communities are aware of treatment and recent improvements, and what may be stopping them from accessing anti-viral treatment.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: AFL Respect and Responsibility Program Creating Safe and Inclusive Environments for Women and Girls in Australian Football   (PDF File 318.4 KB)

Author(s): Sue Dyson (ARCSHS), Chyloe Kurdas (AFL Victoria), Melanie Heenan (AFL), Jack Wallace (ARCSHS), Henry von Doussa (ARCSHS)

Subject(s): Prevention of violence against women

Description: Report on research about women’s safety and inclusion in Victorian community football club

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: No shame on me   (PDF File 2.6 MB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Meredith Temple-Smith, Priscilla Pyett, Jacqui Richmond, Peter Waples-Crowe, Mark Saunders, Robyne Latham, Andrea Khan, Jen Johnson.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: This booklet is about hepatitis C and Aboriginal people in Victoria, Australia. It started as a research project where we interviewed Aboriginal people with hep C. We also spoke to Aboriginal health workers and a few doctors. We started by asking questions about ways of improving access to hep C treatment in the Aboriginal community, but we learned a lot more about what hep C means for Aboriginal people.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: HIV Futures 6: Making Positive Women’s Lives Count   (PDF File 448.6 KB)

Author(s): Rachel Koelmeyer, Karalyn McDonald, Marian Pitts, Jeffrey Grierson.

Subject(s): HIV

Description: This report details the experiences of women living with HIV in Australia and is based on data collected via the HIV Futures 6 survey (the full report from this study is also available on this website). The experiences of women in terms of their identity, health, treatment experience, service use, social networks, living conditions, employment and finances are presented and compared to other sub-populations of people living with HIV in Australia.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: Recognising and Responding to Hepatitis C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria: A research project exploring barriers to hepatitis C treatment   (PDF File 674.0 KB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Robyn Latham

Subject(s): Hepatitis

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This research investigates a range of issues concerning hepatitis C and Indigenous people in Victoria. Access to anti-viral treatment for hepatitis C has improved over the past few years, with over 3,500 people in 2007 accessing treatment throughout Australia; however with 207,600 people estimated to be infected, treatment uptake still remains low (NCHECR, 2008). While the goal of increasing the number of people on treatment for hepatitis is necessary, there are many other critical issues which need to be addressed if the burden of hepatitis in Indigenous communities throughout Australia is to be reduced. This research begins to address these issues.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: Fair Game Respect Matters Evaluation of Phase One (2008-2009)   (PDF File 738.6 KB)

Author(s): Sue Dyson

Subject(s): Prevention of violence against women

Description: Report on Phase One of the Fair Game Respect Matters program in one community football league in Victoria.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: Mapping Gay Men’s Communities (part two)   (PDF File 5.0 MB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Grierson, Henry von Doussa Marian Pitts, Thomas Clement

Subject(s): LGBTI community

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Part two of three plus appendix of the report 'Mapping Gay Men’s Communities'.

In the context of increased cases of HIV and other STIs in Victoria, the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities project sought to better understand the many different ways Victorian gay men use GLBTIQ organisations and networks.

The attached document reports on the findings of the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities research. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services. The project partners were the Victorian AIDS Council, PLWHA Vic and The ALSO Foundation. For any further information contact ARCSHS.

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Year of publication: 2009

Title: Mapping Gay Men’s Communities (part one)   (PDF File 586.6 KB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Grierson, Henry von Doussa Marian Pitts, Thomas Clement

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

Part one of three plus appendix of the report 'Mapping Gay Men’s Communities'.

In the context of increased cases of HIV and other STIs in Victoria, the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities project sought to better understand the many different ways Victorian gay men use GLBTIQ organisations and networks.

The attached document reports on the findings of the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities research. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services. The project partners were the Victorian AIDS Council, PLWHA Vic and The ALSO Foundation. For any further information contact ARCSHS.

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Year of publication: 2009

Title: Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2008. Results of the 4th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health   (PDF File 666.0 KB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Paul Agius, Anne Mitchell, Catherine Barrett, Marian Pitts.

Subject(s): Young people

Description: The Fourth National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health involved nearly 3,000 Year 10 and Year 12 students from more than 100 secondary schools from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia. The key findings are arranged under the key themes of knowledge, behaviour and health.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2009

Title: Mapping Gay Men’s Communities (part three)   (PDF File 6.0 MB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Grierson, Henry von Doussa Marian Pitts, Thomas Clement

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

Part three of three plus appendix of the report 'Mapping Gay Men’s Communities'.

In the context of increased cases of HIV and other STIs in Victoria, the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities project sought to better understand the many different ways Victorian gay men use GLBTIQ organisations and networks.

The attached document reports on the findings of the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities research. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services. The project partners were the Victorian AIDS Council, PLWHA Vic and The ALSO Foundation. For any further information contact ARCSHS.

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Year of publication: 2009

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Title: Pleasure and Sexual Health (PASH) report   (PDF File 2.1 MB)

Author(s): Garrett Prestage, Pól Dominic McCann, Michael Hurley, Jack Bradley, Ian Down, Graham Brown

Subject(s): Gay community

Description: Report on the Pleasure and Sexual Health (PASH) study of homosexual men to ascertain their understandings of pleasure and how it affects the decisions they make about sex.

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Year of publication: 2009

Title: HIV Seroconversion Study – newly diagnosed men in Australia 2007-9   (PDF File 882.3 KB)

Author(s): Garrett Prestage, Jack Bradley, Ian Down, Jeanne Ellard, Graham Brown, Andrew Grulich, Fengyi Jin

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

The Seroconversion Study collects both quantitative and qualitative data from mainly homosexual men who have recently been diagnosed with HIV. Men are referred to the online questionnaire through clinics and HIV organizations providing services to men who are newly diagnosed. Men completing the online questionnaire volunteer for the more extended depth interview. To date, there have been 155 completed questionnaires, across five states, including over twenty who have also completed depth interviews.

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Year of publication: 2009

Title: Mapping Gay Men’s Communities – Appendix 2   (PDF File 1.2 MB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Grierson, Henry von Doussa, Marian Pitts, Thomas Clement

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

This is Appendix 2 attached to the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities report.

In the context of increased cases of HIV and other STIs in Victoria, the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities project sought to better understand the many different ways Victorian gay men use GLBTIQ organisations and networks.

The attached document reports on the findings of the Mapping Gay Men’s Communities research. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services. The project partners were the Victorian AIDS Council, PLWHA Vic and The ALSO Foundation. For any further information contact ARCSHS.

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Year of publication: 2009

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Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2009   (PDF File 1.7 MB)

Author(s): Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2009

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2009

Title: HIV Futures 6 – making positive lives count   (PDF File 406.6 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Jennifer Power, Marian Pitts, Samantha Croy, Thomas Clement, Rachel Thorpe, Karalyn McDonald

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

The Living with HIV Program is a part of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. The program conducts social research into the lived experience of HIV. This research is guided by the Australian National Strategies on HIV, the Living with HIV Reference Group and the ARCSHS Scientific Advisory Committee. All research conducted is approved by the La Trobe University Human Ethics Committee and additional institutional and community ethics committees where appropriate.

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Year of publication: 2009

Title: HIV populations in Australia: Implications for access and delivery   (PDF File 1.4 MB)

Author(s): Marina Carman, Jeffrey Grierson, Michael Hurley, Marian Pitts, Jennifer Power

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This report aims to focus on the following:

  • outlining key trends in the HIV-positive population
  • summarising treatment, healthcare and other service demands
  • analysing and assessing sub-populations
  • applying this analysis in relation to access to services and current/future demands in service delivery
  • making comment on future directions for research and analysis that are suggested by undertaking this work

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Year of publication: 2009

Title: HIV Futures NZ2 – Mate-a-raikore a muri ake nei (Tuarua)   (PDF File 957.5 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Rachel Thorpe, Marian Pitts, Tony Hughes, Peter Saxton, Jonathan Smith, Eamonn Smythe, Mark Thomas

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This report presents the basic findings for each of the areas covered by the survey. The findings are presented as simply as possible- usually in tables giving either the number or percentage of people giving each of the responses to each of the questions. This allows us to see how things are most commonly experienced and the extent of uncommon experience.

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Year of publication: 2008

Title: National Hepatitis B Needs Assessment   (PDF File 1.4 MB)

Author(s): Jack Wallace, Stephen McNally, Jacqui Richmond

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description:

The aim of the needs assessment is to identify:

  • key stakeholders responding to hepatitis B in each Australian jurisdiction
  • needs and gaps in service provision for people with chronic hepatitis
  • informational/educational programs and policies targeting service providers and people with chronic hepatitis B
  • priorities for a nationally coordinated response to hepatitis B

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Year of publication: 2008

Title: Coming Forward – The underreporting of heterosexist violence and same sex partner abuse in Victoria   (PDF File 2.3 MB)

Author(s): William Leonard, Anne Mitchell, Sunil Patel, Christopher Fox

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

Coming forward reports on the responses of 390 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender (GLBT) Victorians to an online survey asking them about their experiences of heterosexist violence and same sex partner abuse. The survey also asked respondents questions about:

  • Service access and quality when reporting incidents of abuse and pursuing cases through the criminal justice system
  • Their knowledge and use of Victoria Police Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLOs), and
  • Barriers and “incentives” to their reporting and seeking assistance following an incident of heterosexist violence or same sex partner abuse

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Year of publication: 2008

Title: An Ordinary Night Out – A report on the research project ‘Pivotal, Peripheral or Positional: Understanding SOPVs for Intervention   (PDF File 1.7 MB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Anthony Smith, Henry von Doussa

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

This document reports on research designed to gather information and increase understanding about SOPVs (sex on premises venues) so as to enhance the capacity of public health and gay community stakeholders to better address recent rises in HIV and other STIs.

The research seeks to gain knowledge about SOPVs from the perspective of the SOPV industry, SOPV patrons and the community from which SOPV patrons are drawn.

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Year of publication: 2008

Title: Crystal Clear: The social determinants of gay men’s use of crystal methamphetamine in Victoria   (PDF File 969.8 KB)

Author(s): William Leonard, Gary Dowsett, Sean Slavin, Anne Mitchell, Marian Pitts

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

This report provides a comparative analysis of epidemiological, behavioural and social research on crystal methamphetamine use among gay men living in Melbourne and gay men living in other urban centres in Australia, the US, and the UK.

The analysis focuses on the harms associated with gay men’s use of the drug and in particular on research that indicates an association between crystal methamphetamine use and increased sexual risk-taking and rising rates of HIV and STIs.

The paper reviews current crystal methamphetamine treatment and prevention options for gay men and provides a framework for the development of a coordinated research, policy and program response that will reduce the harms to gay men associated with the use of crystal methamphetamine and other illicit drugs.

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Year of publication: 2008

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Title: Talking Sexual Health - framework   (PDF File 776.8 KB)

Author(s): Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

The national policy document providing an integrated social framework and basis for the resource materials developed ARCSHS

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Year of publication: 2008

Title: TOMS – Three or more study   (PDF File 1001.2 KB)

Author(s): Garrett Prestage, Jeff Hudson, Jack Bradley, Ian Down, Rob Sutherland, Nick Corrigan, Brad Gray, Baden Chalmers, Colin Batrouney, Paul Martin,

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

The major aim of the 2007-2008 Three or More Study (TOMS) project was to provide data on risk behaviour and condom negotiation in a cross-sectional sample of homosexually active men who engage in group sex.

This report is a collaboration between ARCSHS and National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.

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Year of publication: 2008

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Title: Talking Sexual Health: A Parents' Guide   (PDF File 3.6 MB)

Author(s): Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

A guide for parents of students in Year 9 & 10 dealing with issues such as social aspects of STI prevention, sex and drugs, gender, power and sexuality and understanding and appreciating sexual diversity.

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Year of publication: 2008

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Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2008   (PDF File 2.8 MB)

Author(s): Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2008

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2008

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Title: Sexual diversity checklist   (PDF File 37.5 KB)

Author(s): Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

This updated schools' audit outline shows how schools can comply with the “DEECD’s Supporting Sexual Diversity in Schools - July 2008". Schools are required to identify goals and strategies and report on what they are doing to improve student wellbeing. This audit, written by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, makes it easier to identify what schools can do to promote the wellbeing of same sex attracted students.

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Year of publication: 2008

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Title: Talking Sexual Health: a teaching and learning resource for secondary schools - full teacher resource   (PDF File 3.5 MB)

Author(s): Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

Provides a comprehensive classroom resource for Years 9 & 10 within an integrated social framework, suitable for teachers wishing to extend their skills in areas such as social aspects of STI prevention, sex and drugs, gender, power and sexuality and understanding and appreciating sexual diversity.

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Year of publication: 2008

Title: Reflexive Practices: ways of using complementary medicine by people living with HIV/AIDS   (PDF File 163.4 KB)

Author(s): Rachel Thorpe

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Given the high rate of complementary medicine (CM) use amongst people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) it is important to understand the meanings of these practices for CM users and how people make decisions to use them alongside antiretroviral treatments (ARV). The current popularity of CM practices in Western countries has been attributed to a post-modern scepticism of biomedicine and a loss of status of doctors. Other suggested reasons for the current popularity of CM practices include the rise in consumer culture, the growing popularity of preventative health, the ideology of individual responsibility for health and the influence of the internet on how people seek information about health. The fact that many PLWHA are using CM alongside ARV suggests that decision making and beliefs around health and illness are complex.

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Year of publication: 2007

Title: TranZnation – A report on the Health and Wellbeing of Transgender People in Australia and New Zealand   (PDF File 898.7 KB)

Author(s): Murray Couch, Marian Pitts, Hunter Mulcare, Samantha Croy, Anne Mitchell, Sunil Patel

Subject(s): Trans community

Description:

Studies investigating health and wellbeing of transgender people have typically been conducted in medical environments such as gender clinics and through sexual health centres. This study set out to recruit the broadest possible community sample by using a range of recruitment techniques and an online survey. This methodology provides an opportunity for participants to protect their identity, and reduces fear of discovery or being ‘outed’ in terms of their non-conforming gender identity or feelings.

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Year of publication: 2007

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Title: HIV Futures 5: Life as women know it   (PDF File 155.4 KB)

Author(s): R. Thorpe, K. McDonald, J. Grierson

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Life as women know it is the fifth report from the HIV Futures surveys that specifically addresses the status of women living with HIV/AIDS in Australia. The data presented here are taken from the 2005 survey HIV Futures 5: Life as we know it.

This report is designed to provide women, organisations, government and policy makers with the most recent data on the health, social lives, and financial situation of women living with HIV/AIDS in Australia.

As this is the fifth report of its kind, we are now able to examine changes that have occurred at a population level over the nine years since the first HIV Futures Survey was conducted in 1997.

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Year of publication: 2007

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Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2007   (PDF File 2.0 MB)

Author(s): Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2007

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2007

Title: Access to HIV Prevention Information among selected culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria – Arabic Speaking Communities   (PDF File 1.1 MB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Sophie Dutertre

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This study reports on the availability of information about HIV prevention in Victoria for communities from the Horn of Africa, Arabic-speaking, Vietnamese and Thai. It investigates perceptions and understandings of HIV in these communities, and how appropriate available information is to their cultural backgrounds and their needs.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Access to HIV Prevention Information among selected culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria – Horn of Africa Communities   (PDF File 2.5 MB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Sophie Dutertre

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This study reports on the availability of information about HIV prevention in Victoria for communities from the Horn of Africa, Arabic-speaking, Vietnamese and Thai. It investigates perceptions and understandings of HIV in these communities, and how appropriate available information is to their cultural backgrounds and their needs.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Private Lives: A report on the health and wellbeing of GLBTI Australians   (PDF File 973.5 KB)

Author(s): Marian Pitts, Anthony Smith, Anthony Smith, Anne Mitchell, Sunil Patel

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community

Description:

The Private Lives study, carried out in early 2005, is one of the largest surveys of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) people ever conducted. It aimed to document aspects of the health and wellbeing of a large sample of GLBTI people in Australia, to explore the impact of factors such as homophobia, discrimination, family and community connection on health and wellbeing, and to investigate aspects of health service use.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Access to HIV Prevention Information among selected culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria – Thai Community   (PDF File 445.9 KB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Sophie Dutertre

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This study reports on the availability of information about HIV prevention in Victoria for communities from the Horn of Africa, Arabic-speaking, Vietnamese and Thai. It investigates perceptions and understandings of HIV in these communities, and how appropriate available information is to their cultural backgrounds and their needs.

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Year of publication: 2006

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Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2006   (PDF File 1.1 MB)

Author(s): Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Subject(s):

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2006

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2006

Title: A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia   (PDF File 476.5 KB)

Author(s): Gary Dowsett, Jeffrey Grierson, Stephen McNally

Subject(s): International health

Description:

The objective of this study, commissioned by Family Health International (FHI) and undertaken by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), based at La Trobe University, Melbourne, is to provide a thorough analysis of existing information about MSM and their sexual networks and HIV transmission in four Asian countries.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Access to HIV Prevention Information among selected culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria – Part one   (PDF File 360.8 KB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Sophie Dutertre

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This study reports on the availability of information about HIV prevention in Victoria for communities from the Horn of Africa, Arabic-speaking, Vietnamese and Thai. It investigates perceptions and understandings of HIV in these communities, and how appropriate available information is to their cultural backgrounds and their needs.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Access to HIV Prevention Information among selected culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria – Vietnamese Community   (PDF File 800.1 KB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Sophie Dutertre

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This study reports on the availability of information about HIV prevention in Victoria for communities from the Horn of Africa, Arabic-speaking, Vietnamese and Thai. It investigates perceptions and understandings of HIV in these communities, and how appropriate available information is to their cultural backgrounds and their needs.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Annotated bibliography India from: A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia   (PDF File 340.0 KB)

Author(s): Gary Dowsett, Jeffrey Grierson, Stephen McNally

Subject(s): International health

Description:

Annotated bibliography from the report “A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia”

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Annotated bibliography Thailand from: A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia   (PDF File 161.3 KB)

Author(s): Gary Dowsett, Jeffrey Grierson, Stephen McNally

Subject(s): International health

Description:

Annotated bibliography from the report “A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia”

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Annotated bibliography Bangladesh from: A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia   (PDF File 224.8 KB)

Author(s): Gary Dowsett, Jeffrey Grierson, Stephen McNally

Subject(s): International health

Description:

Annotated bibliography from the report “A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia”

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: The Dynamics and Contexts of Male-to-Male Sex in Indonesia and Thailand   (PDF File 458.3 KB)

Author(s): Marian Pitts, Murray Couch, Stephen McNally, Jeffrey Grierson

Subject(s): International health

Description:

This two country (Indonesia and Thailand) project was a qualitative study employing one-on-one semi structured interviews. A total of 105 interviews were conducted in five sites: Surabaya (25); Batam Island (10); Manado (20); Chiang Mai (25); and Bangkok (25). This report summarises eight major thematic domains across these five sites.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: HIV Futures 5: Life as we know it   (PDF File 547.7 KB)

Author(s): J Grierson, R Thorpe, M Pitts

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

The Living with HIV Program is a part of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. The program conducts social research into the lived experience of HIV. This research is guided by the Australian National Strategies on HIV, the Living with HIV Reference Group and the ARCSHS Scientific Advisory Committee. All research conducted is approved by the La Trobe University Human Ethics Committee and additional institutional and community ethics committees where appropriate.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Access to HIV Prevention Information among selected culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria – Index and References   (PDF File 55.8 KB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Sophie Dutertre

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This study reports on the availability of information about HIV prevention in Victoria for communities from the Horn of Africa, Arabic-speaking, Vietnamese and Thai. It investigates perceptions and understandings of HIV in these communities, and how appropriate available information is to their cultural backgrounds and their needs.

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Annotated bibliography Indonesia from: A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia   (PDF File 147.9 KB)

Author(s): Gary Dowsett, Jeffrey Grierson, Stephen McNally

Subject(s): International health

Description:

Annotated bibliography from the report “A Review of Knowledge about the Sexual Networks and Behaviours of Men who have Sex with Men in Asia”

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: Looking for More: A review of social and contextual factors affecting young people’s sexual health   (PDF File 1.3 MB)

Author(s): Murray Couch, Gary W. Dowsett, Sophie Dutertre, Deborah Keys, Marian K. Pitts

Subject(s): International health

Description:

The key question this review attempts to answer is: what social and contextual factors are related to adolescent risk-taking, vulnerability to unwanted pregnancy and STI/HIV infections, and their impact on sexuality?

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Year of publication: 2006

Title: HIV Futures 4 – Regional Report 2005: Queensland   (PDF File 838.6 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Rachel Thorpe,

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Regional report for Queensland from the national report HIV Futures 4

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Year of publication: 2005

Title: Writing Themselves In Again – 6 years on. The 2nd national report on the sexual health and wellbeing of same-sex attracted young people in Australia   (PDF File 1.8 MB)

Author(s): Lynne Hillier, Alina Turner, Anne Mitchell

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

Writing Themselves In Again - 6 years on: the 2nd national report on the sexuality, health and well-being of same sex attracted young Australians is the follow up report to a similar study conducted in 1998. This earlier report documented the experiences of 750 young people at home, at school and in the community and revealed a number of negative experiences and concerning health outcomes for these young people. The dissemination of this research was at least partially responsible for a number of positive changes in support for same sex attracted young people (SSAY) in the following years. The purpose of repeating the survey in 2004 was to explore the extent to which these changes have made a difference.

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Year of publication: 2005

Title: HIV Futures 4 – Regional Report 2005: New South Wales   (PDF File 391.0 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Rachel Thorpe,

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Regional report for New South Wales from the national report HIV Futures 4

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Year of publication: 2005

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2005   (PDF File 3.2 MB)

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Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2005

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2005

Title: HIV Futures 4 - The Journey Continues – Women living with HIV/AIDS in Australia   (PDF File 499.7 KB)

Author(s): Karalyn McDonald, Rachel Thorpe, Jeffrey Grierson

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

The Journey Continues is the fourth report from the HIV Futures surveys that specifically addresses the status of women living with HIV/AIDS in Australia.

This report is designed to provide women, organisations, government and policy makers with the most recent data on the health, social lives, and financial situation of women living with HIV/AIDS in Australia.

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Year of publication: 2005

Title: HIV Futures 4 – Regional Report 2005: South Australia   (PDF File 672.2 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Rachel Thorpe

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Regional report for South Australia from the national report HIV Futures 4

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Year of publication: 2005

Title: HIV Futures 4 – Regional Report 2005: Western Australia   (PDF File 643.4 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson, Rachel Thorpe

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Regional report for Western Australia from the national report HIV Futures 4

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Year of publication: 2005

Title: The Contemporary Context of HIV Infection in Victoria, Australia   (PDF File 272.1 KB)

Author(s): Sean Slavin, Marian Pitts

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This study focuses on the findings of research interviews of a group of gay men recently diagnosed with HIV. The study was conducted in light of the steady increase in new HIV infections amongst this particular group in Victoria, Australia.

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Year of publication: 2005

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2004   (PDF File 5.6 MB)

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Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2004

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2004

Title: HIV Futures 4 State of the [Positive] Nation   (PDF File 716.1 KB)

Author(s): J Grierson, R Thorpe, M Saunders, M Pitts

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

This report presents the basic findings for each of the areas covered by the survey. The findings are presented as simply as possible- usually in tables giving either the number or percentage of people giving each of the responses to each of the questions. This allows us to see how things are most commonly experienced and the extent of uncommon experience.

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Year of publication: 2004

Title: Making Decisions about Hepatitis C Treatment   (PDF File 422.4 KB)

Author(s): Stephen McNally, Meredith Temple-Smith, Marian Pitts

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description:

It is estimated that more than 242,000 Australians have Hepatitis C, and around 16,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. Few with this infection access clinical treatment and even fewer successfully complete a course of Hepatitis C treatment. While some research has been conducted into the quality of life of people with Hepatitis C, virtually no work has examined the broader social contexts of clinical treatment. This report details the range of psychological and social factors associated with decisions to take up treatment, and presents results of a study which used both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify personal, psychological and structural barriers to treatment uptake. This study is unique in that it offers three different perspectives on treatment: those of people with Hepatitis C, General Practitioners (GPs), and Specialist Physicians.

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Year of publication: 2004

Title: Then and Now. Gay men and HIV   (PDF File 602.0 KB)

Author(s): Michael Hurley

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

Post-AIDS refers to how gay men live separately from, and in relation to, HIV. There has been a decrease in interpersonal contact with the epidemic for HIV negative men and an increase in distance from the effects of the epidemic. This often involves HIV positive as well as HIV negative men. Doing gay separately from HIV, however, has become more than distancing from the social effects of the HIV epidemic. Most gay men still practice safe sex most of the time, but gay and safe sex cultures are dynamic and adaptive. Put simply, doing gay is about living a gay life. Safe sex fits there, but has an increasingly abstract relation to HIV as both epidemic and virus.

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Year of publication: 2003

Title: Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2002 - Results of the 3rd National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health   (PDF File 289.6 KB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Paul Agius, Sue Dyson, Anne Mitchell, Marian Pitts

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

The 3rd National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health involved 2,388 young people (55% young women) from Years 10 and 12 from all States and Territories. Consistent with our strategy of increasing the coverage and scope of this important national monitoring system, we have for the first time been able to include students from both the Catholic and Independent school systems. Thus, the results are representative of all students in Years 10 and 12 in Australia.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2003

Title: Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2002 - Questionnaire - Results of the 3rd National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health   (PDF File 174.1 KB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Paul Agius, Sue Dyson, Anne Mitchell, Marian Pitts

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

The 3rd National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health involved 2,388 young people (55% young women) from Years 10 and 12 from all States and Territories. Consistent with our strategy of increasing the coverage and scope of this important national monitoring system, we have for the first time been able to include students from both the Catholic and Independent school systems. Thus, the results are representative of all students in Years 10 and 12 in Australia.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2003

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2003   (PDF File 5.6 MB)

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Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2003

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2003

Title: Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2002 - Tables - Results of the 3rd National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health   (PDF File 138.2 KB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Paul Agius, Sue Dyson, Anne Mitchell, Marian Pitts

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

The 3rd National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health involved 2,388 young people (55% young women) from Years 10 and 12 from all States and Territories. Consistent with our strategy of increasing the coverage and scope of this important national monitoring system, we have for the first time been able to include students from both the Catholic and Independent school systems. Thus, the results are representative of all students in Years 10 and 12 in Australia.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2003

Title: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Hidden in the Crowd. The need for documenting links between sexuality and suicidal behaviours among young people   (PDF File 484.1 KB)

Author(s): Sue Dyson, Anne Mitchell, Anthony Smith, Gary Dowsett, Marian Pitts, Lynne Hillier

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

This project was commissioned to establish whether agencies and services collected qualitative or quantitive data that might demonstrate links between suicidal behaviours and issues of sexuality for young people.

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Year of publication: 2003

Title: Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2002 - Summary - Results of the 3rd National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health   (PDF File 35.8 KB)

Author(s): Anthony Smith, Paul Agius, Sue Dyson, Anne Mitchell, Marian Pitts

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

The 3rd National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health involved 2,388 young people (55% young women) from Years 10 and 12 from all States and Territories. Consistent with our strategy of increasing the coverage and scope of this important national monitoring system, we have for the first time been able to include students from both the Catholic and Independent school systems. Thus, the results are representative of all students in Years 10 and 12 in Australia.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2003

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2002   (PDF File 1.0 MB)

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Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2002

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2002

Title: Cultures of Care and Safe Sex Amongst HIV Positive Australians   (PDF File 539.4 KB)

Author(s): Michael Hurley (ed)

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Papers from the HIV Futures I and II surveys and interviews

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Year of publication: 2002

Title: HIV Futures 2 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People living with HIV   (PDF File 97.4 KB)

Author(s): Jon Willis, Karalyn McDonald, Mark Saunders, Jeffrey Grierson

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

The HIV Futures Study is designed to provide HIV, health and funding agencies, as well as people and communities affected by HIV with a picture of the overall situation of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Australia. This report provides details about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living with HIV who filled in and returned questionnaires as part of the HIV Futures II survey.

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Year of publication: 2002

Title: People with Intellectual Disabilities Living Safer Sexual Lives   (PDF File 325.6 KB)

Author(s): Kelley Johnson, Lynne Hillier, Lyn Harrison, Patsie Frawley

Subject(s): Living with disability

Description:

Living Safer Sexual Lives was a three year Victorian Health Promotion Foundation funded action research project undertaken at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. The project was established to gain an understanding of how people with intellectual disabilities saw their sexual lives and relationships and to develop interventions from the research that would assist them to lead safer sexual lives.

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Year of publication: 2001

Title: ‘It’s Just Easier’. The Internet as a safety-net for same sex attracted young people   (PDF File 283.3 KB)

Author(s): Lynne Hillier, Chyloe Kurdas, Philomena Horsley

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

This report explores the use of the Internet by same sex attracted young people (SSAY).

Internet access is increasing in Australian homes at a rapid rate, with more than 75% of young people under the age of 18 years accessing the Net in 1999. Yet little is known about the specific ways in which young people generally, and same sex attracted young people in particular, use the Net for friendship, information and recreation

Publication type:

Year of publication: 2001

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2001   (PDF File 841.4 KB)

Author(s):

Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2001

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2001

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 2000   (PDF File 631.0 KB)

Author(s):

Subject(s): Annual report

Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 2000

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2000

Title: Writing Themselves In – A national report on the sexuality, health and wellbeing of same-sex attracted young people (Re-printed 2002)   (PDF File 3.0 MB)

Author(s): Lynne Hillier, Deborah Dempsey, Lyn Harrison, Lisa Beale, Lesley Matthews, Doreen Rosenthal

Subject(s): Young people

Description:

These surveys sought information regarding sexual feelings and experiences as well as sexual and drug-taking practices in regard to STDs (including HIV) and related diseases. The source and adequacy of sexual health information for this group and their levels of support and experiences of abuse and discrimination were also elicited. The survey also charted young people’s perceptions of their quality of life and emotional well-being. In addition, participants were also asked to write stories about their experiences, including when they first knew about their sexual feelings, their relationships with family and friends, and their hopes for the future.

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Year of publication: 1998