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110 documents found.

Title: Private Lives 3: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people in Victoria   (PDF File 2.6 MB)

Author(s): Adam O. Hill Adam Bourne Ruth McNair Marina Carman Anthony Lyons

Subject(s): Aged care; LGBTI community; HIV; Living with disability; Mens health; Trans community

Description: Private Lives 3 is the third iteration of the Private Lives surveys, with the first conducted in 2005 and the second in 2011. Private Lives 3 is Australia’s largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people, conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. The survey provides vital information for health professionals, service providers, community organisations and governments to better understand and support the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia. Private Lives 3 was jointly funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. This report presents data from LGBTQ participants of Private Lives 3 who were living in Victoria at the time of the survey.

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Year of publication: 2021

Title: Young People and Sexual Sources of Sexual Health Information   (PDF File 2.0 MB)

Author(s): Andrea Waling Suzanne Fraser Christopher Fisher

Subject(s): Young people

Description: This report presents research findings from a study exploring young people’s experiences in accessing and assessing sources of sexual health information

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2020

Title: Pride in Prevention Evidence Guide   (PDF File 6.6 MB)

Author(s): Marina Carman Jackson Fairchild Matthew Parsons Claire Farrugia Jennifer Power Adam Bourne

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Prevention of violence against women

Description: A guide to primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities, produced to inform primary prevention initiatives aimed at family violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities, funded by the Office for Women in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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Year of publication: 2020

Title: COVID-19: impacts for LGBTIQ communities and implications for services A Research Briefing Paper by Rainbow Health Victoria   (PDF File 2.8 MB)

Author(s): Marina Carman Adam Bourne Jackson Fairchild

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: A briefing paper summarising current research knowledge relevant to understanding how COVID-19 might impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) health and wellbeing.

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Year of publication: 2020

Title: Research Matters: What does LGBTIQ mean   (PDF File 87.6 KB)

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Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: The first issue in this series is Research Matters: What does LGBTIQ mean? This evidence brief focusses on the concepts of sex, gender and sexuality and what lies underneath the definitions collected together in the acronym ‘LGBTIQ’.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2020

Title: Private Lives 3 National Report   (PDF File 2.8 MB)

Author(s): Adam O. Hill Adam Bourne Ruth McNair Marina Carman Anthony Lyons

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Mens health; Trans community; Young people

Description: Private Lives 3 (PL3) is the third iteration of the Private Lives surveys, with the first conducted in 2005 and the second in 2011. PL3 is Australia’s largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people to date. It was conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. The survey provides vital information for health professionals, service providers, community organisations and governments to better understand and support the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia. PL3 was jointly funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. This report presents data from participants of PL3 who were living in Australia at the time of the survey.

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Year of publication: 2020

Title: Healing spiritual harms: Supporting recovery from LGBTQA+ change and suppression practices   (PDF File 4.4 MB)

Author(s): Timothy W. Jones Tiffany M. Jones Jennifer Power Nathan Despott Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community; Young people

Description: This research report presents findings from a project conducted in partnership with the Brave Network, the Australian LGBTIQ+ Multicultural Council (AGMC) and the Victorian Government on recovery support needs of survivors of LGBTQA+ change and suppression (conversion) practices. The report provides a detailed account of survivors’ support needs. Its findings are intended to inform health practitioners and others working to meet the support needs of LGBTQA+ people who are recovering from the harms associated with LGBTQA+ change and suppression practices.

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Year of publication: 2020

Title: Rainbow Tick accreditation and evidence guide   (PDF File 910.4 KB)

Author(s): Jami Jones Jackson Fairchild Marina Carman Pam Kennedy Shamini Joseph Matthew Parsons

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community

Description: This supplement to 'Rainbow Tick standards: A framework for LGBTIQ cultural safety' outlines the associated actions and examples of evidence that can be used to show that an organisation has met Rainbow Tick accreditation standards.

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Year of publication: 2020

Title: Rainbow Tick standards - A framework for LGBTIQ cultural safety   (PDF File 379.0 KB)

Author(s): Jami Jones Jackson Fairchild Marina Carman Pam Kennedy Shamini Joseph Matthew Parsons

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community

Description: The Rainbow Tick framework is designed to support organisations to improve the quality of care and services they provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) service users, staff and volunteers. This resource provides a guide to the six LGBTIQ-inclusive practice Standards that are used in Rainbow Tick accreditation.  Rainbow Tick accreditation is a major investment being made by an increasing number of organisations in Australia who wish to both demonstrate inclusivity and deliver inclusive services. Beyond this, Rainbow Tick is increasingly being recognised as more than an accreditation program.  The Rainbow Tick Standards serve as a useful framework to guide best practice in LGBTIQ inclusion at any stage of the change process.

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Year of publication: 2020

Title: Lived experiences of stigma and discrimination among people accessing South Western Sydney Local Health District Drug Health Services   (PDF File 557.9 KB)

Author(s): Adrian Farrugia Suzanne Fraser Michael Edwards Annie Madden Stephanie Hocking

Subject(s): Mens health

Description: This report presents findings and recommendations from a qualitative research project on experiences of stigma in healthcare settings for people accessing inpatient withdrawal management (‘detox’) services in South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD). Using an in-depth qualitative interview method, the project collected and analysed the accounts of people who had recently used inpatient withdrawal management services. The analysis explores the experiences of participants in attempting to access healthcare services, their plans and expectations for healthcare, the role of stigma in healthcare access, and how stigma may shape their engagement with different forms of healthcare. In doing so, the project aims to better understand healthcare access, usage and benefits for people completing inpatient withdrawal management services, as well as impediments to accessing healthcare, in order to improve access, participation and health outcomes. While stigma is known to be a widespread issue for people who consume alcohol or other drugs, less is known about how it shapes engagement with healthcare in Australia. As explained below, the 20 interviews conducted for this project were distributed across people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and circumstances. Interview questions addressed experiences of alcohol and other drug use, engagement with healthcare services, concerns about services, and experiences of and strategies to negotiate stigma. This report details the project’s primary findings on these issues and offers recommendations for improving policy and service provision.

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Year of publication: 2019

Title: What Works and Why (W3) Project Impact Analysis   (PDF File 894.5 KB)

Author(s): James Dunne Graham Brown

Subject(s): Hepatitis; HIV; HIV Futures

Description: What Works and Why (W3) Project - Understanding what works and why in peer-based and peer-led programs in HIV and Hepatitis C - Impact Analysis

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: Peer Insights Hep C Treatment Uptake Broadsheet 2   (PDF File 1.1 MB)

Author(s): Susan Chong, Graham Brown

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Broadsheet

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2019

Title: Young People, Sexual Literacy, and Sources of Knowledge: A Review   (PDF File 2.8 MB)

Author(s): Andrea Waling, Lucille Kerr, Suzanne Fraser, Adam Bourne, Marina Carman

Subject(s): Young people

Description: ARCSHS Monograph

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: Understanding performance and image-enhancing drug injecting to improve health and minimise hepatitis C transmission: Findings and recommendations from a national qualitative project   (PDF File 770.8 KB)

Author(s): Renae Fomiatti David Moore J. R. Latham Suzanne Fraser Emily Lenton Kate Seear Campbell Aitken Kay Stanton

Subject(s): Hepatitis; Mens health

Description: ARCSHS Monograph

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: Understanding LGBTI+ Lives in Crisis   (PDF File 4.6 MB)

Author(s): Andrea Waling Gene Lim Sheila Dhalla Anthony Lyons Adam Bourne

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: This report, in partnership with Lifeline Australia, explores the needs of LGBTI+ Australians regarding crisis support services.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: The influence of AFAO, AIDS Councils & Communities Summary Report   (PDF File 747.7 KB)

Author(s): Graham Brown Andrew Westle Adam Bourne Jeanne Ellard

Subject(s): HIV

Description: Summary of the influence of AFAO, AIDS Councils & Communities Report

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2018   (PDF File 5.5 MB)

Author(s): Christopher M Fisher, Andrea Waling, Lucille Kerr, Rosalind Bellamy, Paulina Ezer, Gosia Mikolajczak, Graham Brown, Marina Carman, Jayne Lucke,

Subject(s): Young people

Description: Results of the 6th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: The influence of AFAO, AIDS Councils & communities: How, when and where are gay and bisexual men influenced about HIV? Report   (PDF File 2.7 MB)

Author(s): Graham Brown, Andrew Westle, Adam Bourne, Jeanne Ellard,

Subject(s): LGBTI community; HIV

Description: ARCSHS Monograph

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: HIV Futures 9 Executive Summary   (PDF File 708.3 KB)

Author(s): Jennifer Power Stephanie Amir Graham Brown John Rule Jen Johnson Anthony Lyons Adam Bourne Marina Carman

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: Executive Summary of the HIV Futures 9 report

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2019

Title: HIV Futures 9   (PDF File 7.4 MB)

Author(s): Jennifer Power Stephanie Amir Graham Brown John Rule Jen Johnson Anthony Lyons Adam Bourne Marina Carman

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: Quality of life among people living with HIV in Australia

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: WA survey of secondary school students and sexual health 2018   (PDF File 1.8 MB)

Author(s): Christopher M Fisher, Sylvia Kauer, Andrea Waling, Rosalind Bellamy, Paulina Ezer, Lucille Kerr, Graham Brown, Jayne Lucke,

Subject(s): Young people

Description: Findings from the 6th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: How do we value the role of the community responses to HIV? ARCSHS Workshop at SKPA Meeting: summary report   (PDF File 526.9 KB)

Author(s): David O’Keeffe, Graham Brown, Adam Bourne

Subject(s): HIV

Description: This brief report summarises the rationale for the meeting, provides an overview of presentations made, offers a summary of group discussions and outlines potential avenues for further collaboration.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2019

Title: TRANScending Discrimination in Health and Cancer Care   (PDF File 2.2 MB)

Author(s): Lucille Kerr Christopher M. Fisher Tiffany Jones

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: A Study of Trans and Gender Diverse Australians.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health 1992-2018: Trends Over Time   (PDF File 1.2 MB)

Author(s): Christopher Fisher Sylvia Kauer

Subject(s): Young people

Description: ARCSHS Monograph

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2019

Title: ARCSHS Peer Insights Hep C Treatment Uptake Broadsheet 3   (PDF File 787.8 KB)

Author(s): Susan Chong, Graham Brown,

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Broadsheet

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2019

Title: HIV Futures 8: Financial Security Among People Living with HIV in Australia [PDF 326KB]   (PDF File 253.0 KB)

Author(s): Jennifer Power Gosia Mikolajczak Graham Brown Anthony Lyons Gary Dowsett Jayne Lucke

Subject(s): HIV

Description: ARCSHS Research Report

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2018

Title: Profiles of PLHIV in Australia: Understanding the complexity of needs and capacity to access health and support   (PDF File 4.6 MB)

Author(s): Gosia Mikołajczak, Jennifer Power, Graham Brown,

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: The aim of this study is for clinicians and the HIV health and community sector to draw on these profiles to support their considerations of the diversity of PLHIV in Australia with respect to health needs and capacity to access and engage with services.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2018

Title: Hepatitis C Treatment Uptake - Peer insights on barriers and motivators to Direct-Acting Antiviral (DAA) treatment uptake   (PDF File 702.1 KB)

Author(s): Susan Chong Graham Brown

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: ARCSHS Broadsheet

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2018

Title: The everyday experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people living with disability   (PDF File 1007.3 KB)

Author(s): William Leonard Rosemary Mann

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: This report documents the effects of systemic discrimination on the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people with disability.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2018

Title: Talking Testing - Hepatitis B   (PDF File 145.5 KB)

Author(s): Jen Johnson Emily Lenton ARCSHS BBV Sector Development Program

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Initiating Hepatitis B testing: Talking testing series

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2018

Title: Valuing the central role of community: AIDS 2018 conference meeting: summary report   (PDF File 489.5 KB)

Author(s): Graham Brown, David O’Keeffe, Adam Bourne,

Subject(s): HIV

Description: Summary Report

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2018

Title: Talking Testing - Hepatitis C   (PDF File 183.3 KB)

Author(s): Jen Johnson Emily Lenton ARCSHS BBV Sector Development Program

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Initiating Hepatitis C testing: Talking testing series

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2018

Title: A Study of HIV Management, Care & Support Needs among People from Migrant and Mobile Populations in Australia: A Discussion Paper   (PDF File 3.7 MB)

Author(s): Ros Le Gautier, Rachel Thorpe, Jen Power,

Subject(s): HIV

Description: ARCSHS Broadsheet

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2018

Title: Establishing Priorities for HIV Prevention & Care Research in Malaysia   (PDF File 1.0 MB)

Author(s): Susan Chong Adam Bourne

Subject(s): HIV

Description: ARCSHS Report

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Year of publication: 2018

Title: Talking Testing - HIV   (PDF File 176.6 KB)

Author(s): Jen Johnson Emily Lenton ARCSHS BBV Sector Development Program

Subject(s): HIV

Description: Initiating HIV testing: Talking testing series

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2018

Title: HIV Futures: Research Impact and the Australian HIV Response   (PDF File 339.9 KB)

Author(s): Jen Johnson

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: ARCSHS HIV Futures report

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Year of publication: 2018

Title: HIV Futures 8 - All Broadsheets   (PDF File 1.6 MB)

Author(s): Jennifer Power, Graham Brown, Rachel Thorpe, Anthony Lyons, Gosia Mikolajczak, Gary Dowsett, Jayne Lucke,

Subject(s): HIV Futures

Description: ARCSHS Broadsheets

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2017

Title: PozQoL: Valuing quality of life among people with HIV   (PDF File 328.9 KB)

Author(s): G Brown, G Mikolajczak, A Lyons, J Power, F Drummond, A Coogle, B Allan, C Cooper, S O'Connor.

Subject(s): HIV

Description: ARCSHS broadsheet number 2.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2017

Title: HIV Futures 8: Women living with HIV in Australia   (PDF File 277.4 KB)

Author(s): Rachel Thorpe, Jennifer Power, Graham Brown, Anthony Lyons, Gary W Dowsett, Jayne C Lucke.

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: ARCSHS Broadsheet.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2017

Title: PozQoL scale and coding instructions   (PDF File 603.6 KB)

Author(s): G Brown, G Mikolajczak.

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2017

Title: HIV and hepatitis pre and post test discussion in Victoria   (PDF File 1.2 MB)

Author(s): Jen Johnson, Emily Lenton.

Subject(s): Hepatitis; HIV

Description: Consultation report.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2017

Title: Sex, Age & Me: A national study of sex, sexual health, and relationships among older Australians   (PDF File 1.2 MB)

Author(s): Anthony Lyons, Wendy Heywood, Bianca Fileborn, Victor Minichiello, Catherine Barrett, Graham Brown, Sharron Hinchliff, Briony Dow, Sue Malta, Pauline Crameri.

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Description: ARCSHS broadsheet.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2017

Title: HIV Futures 8: Service use, social support and connection among people living with HIV   (PDF File 586.0 KB)

Author(s): Jennifer Power, Gosia Mikolajczak, Graham Brown, Anthony Lyons, Gary W Dowsett, Jayne C Lucke.

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: ARCSHS research report.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2017

Title: Mental health, resilience and sexual recovery among gay men with prostate cancer   (PDF File 1.4 MB)

Author(s): du Plooy, D., Dowsett, G., Duncan, D., Prestage, G.

Subject(s): Mens health

Description: Poster at Health in Difference conference.

Publication type: Conference poster

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: 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: Hepatitis B stigma and discrimination: Looking for a home   (PDF File 725.9 KB)

Author(s): Jack Wallace.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Refereed conference paper at Margins & Belonging: Marginalised people building community, Social Research Conference on HIV, Viral Hepatitis & Related Diseases.

Publication type: Presentation

Year of publication: 2016

Title: Hepatitis B Clinical Specialists: responding to cultural diversity   (PDF File 557.9 KB)

Author(s): Wallace, J., Smith, E., Richmond, J., Hajarizadeh, B., Lucke, J.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Refereed conference paper at 10th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference.

Publication type: Presentation

Year of publication: 2016

Title: Living with hepatitis B: the social implications of hepatitis B infection   (PDF File 580.7 KB)

Author(s): Wallace, J., Richmond, J., Gautier, R. L., Mude, W., Ellard, J., Smith, E., Hajarizadeh, B.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Presentation to the Department of Health.

Publication type: Presentation

Year of publication: 2016

Title: Implementing the Hepatitis C Cure: Public Health implications   (PDF File 436.4 KB)

Author(s): Wallace, J., Richmond, J., Ellard, J., Power, J., Lucke, J.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Refereed conference paper at 10th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference.

Publication type: Presentation

Year of publication: 2016

Title: Home insemination and HIV prevention among same-sex attracted communities in Victoria, Australia: A qualitative scoping study   (PDF File 593.5 KB)

Author(s): Jen Johnson.

Subject(s): LGBTI community; HIV

Description: ARCSHS Monograph Series number 108.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2016

Title: HIV Futures 8: HIV Exposure and Testing   (PDF File 269.8 KB)

Author(s): Power, J, Thorpe, R, Brown, G, Lyons, A, Dowsett, G W, Lucke, J.

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: Reports from the HIV Futures project which focuses on the psychological and physical well-being of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Australia, including treatment use, relationships, stigma and discrimination.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2016

Title: Healthy minds: A national survey of HIV and mental health   (PDF File 815.4 KB)

Author(s): Anthony Lyons, Wendy Heywood

Subject(s): HIV

Description:

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2016

Title: The role of the knowledge broker in viral hepatitis   (PDF File 1.3 MB)

Author(s): Richmond, J., Sasadeusz, J., Wallace, J.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Presentation at the 5th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation.

Publication type: Conference poster

Year of publication: 2016

Title: HIV Futures 8: Health and Wellbeing of People Living with HIV   (PDF File 246.2 KB)

Author(s): Power, J, Brown, G, Lyons, A, Dowsett, G W, Lucke, J, Thorpe, R.

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: Reports from the HIV Futures project which focuses on the psychological and physical well-being of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Australia, including treatment use, relationships, stigma and discrimination.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2016

Title: HIV Futures 8: Experiences of Antiretroviral Treatment   (PDF File 323.7 KB)

Author(s): Thorpe, R, Power, J, Brown, G, Lyons, A, Dowsett, G W, Lucke, J.

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: Reports from the HIV Futures project which focuses on the psychological and physical well-being of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Australia, including treatment use, relationships, stigma and discrimination.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2016

Title: Parenting desires, expectations and sperm donation among HIV positive gay men   (PDF File 1.2 MB)

Author(s): Jen Johnson, Jennifer Power, Graham Brown, Anthony Lyons, Gary W Dowsett, Jayne Lucke.

Subject(s): HIV

Description: Poster at the 2016 Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference.

Publication type: Conference poster

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 2015 Executive Summary   (PDF File 291.7 KB)

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Description: Executive Summary of the ARCSHS Annual Report 2015

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 2016

Title: Hepatitis B testing and diagnosis experiences of people with hepatitis B and health professionals   (PDF File 590.5 KB)

Author(s): Smith, E., Richmond, J., Wallace, J., Lucke, J.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Refereed conference paper at 10th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference.

Publication type: Presentation

Year of publication: 2016

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: 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: 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: Viral hepatitis: Using social sciences to reduce the burden   (PDF File 481.5 KB)

Author(s): Wallace, J.

Subject(s): Hepatitis

Description: Presentation at the 6th International Tehran Hepatitis Conference.

Publication type: Presentation

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: 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: 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: 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

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

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: 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 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: HIV Futures Seven   (PDF File 1.1 MB)

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

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

Description: HIV Futures Seven research report.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2013

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

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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

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

Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description:

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: Writing Themselves In 4: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia. National report.   (PDF File 9.5 MB)

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Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community; Young people

Description: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia aged 14-21. This is the national report.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2010

Title: Writing Themselves In 4: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia. New South Wales summary report   (PDF File 5.0 MB)

Author(s):

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community; Young people

Description: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia aged 14-21. This is the NSW report.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2010

Title: Writing Themselves In 4: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia. Victoria summary report.   (PDF File 4.9 MB)

Author(s):

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community; Young people

Description: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia aged 14-21. This is the Victoria report.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2010

Title: Writing Themselves In 4: the health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia. South Australia summary report.   (PDF File 4.9 MB)

Author(s):

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community; Young people

Description: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia aged 14-21. This is the South Australia report.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2010

Title: Research-Matters-why-do-we-need-LGBTIQ-inclusive-services   (PDF File 103.1 KB)

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Subject(s): LGBTI community

Description: This paper argues that continuing to develop LGBTIQ-inclusive services is important, and has been shown to improve service access and acceptability for LGBTIQ communities.

Publication type: Broadsheet

Year of publication: 2010

Title: Writing Themselves In 4: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia. Australian Capital Territory summary report.   (PDF File 4.8 MB)

Author(s):

Subject(s): LGBTI community; Trans community; Young people

Description: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia aged 14-21. This is the ACT summary report.

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Year of publication: 2010

Title: LGBTI-Inclusive Practice Review Tool   (PDF File 714.4 KB)

Author(s):

Subject(s): Aged care; LGBTI community

Description:

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Year of publication: 2010

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; HIV Futures

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: 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 – 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

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

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

Description:

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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

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

Subject(s): HIV; HIV Futures

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: 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.

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2005

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; HIV Futures

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: Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2002 - Summary of Findings - 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: 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: 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: HIV Futures 3   (PDF File 521.2 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson Sebastian Misson Karalyn McDonald Marian Pitts Mary O’Brien

Subject(s): HIV Futures

Description: Positive Australians on Services, Health and Well-Being

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2002

Title: HIV Futures 2   (PDF File 341.9 KB)

Author(s): Jeffrey Grierson Michael Bartos Richard deVisser Karalyn McDonald

Subject(s): HIV Futures

Description: The HIV Futures 2 report on the Health and Well-being of People with HIV/AIDS in Australia was published in 2000

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2000

Title: ARCSHS Annual Report 1999   (PDF File 2.2 MB)

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Description: ARCSHS Annual Report 1999

Publication type: Annual report

Year of publication: 1999

Title: HIV Futures 1998   (PDF File 59.9 KB)

Author(s): Douglas Ezzy Richard de Visser Michael Bartos Karalyn McDonald Darryl O'Donnell Doreen Rosenthal

Subject(s): HIV Futures

Description: The first HIV Futures report published in 1998

Publication type: Monograph

Year of publication: 1998

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