Newly Positive

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Diagnosed with HIV in the past 12 months?

Researchers at ARCSHS are seeking participants for a new study on current experiences of HIV infection and diagnosis.

Who is eligible?

You can take part if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with HIV in the past 12 months
  • Are living in Australia (you don’t need to be a permanent resident)
  • Are aged 18 years or over

What is involved?

If you agree to take part in the study, we will arrange a time to do an in-depth interview. The interview will take 60–90 minutes. Interviews will be conducted via telephone or web-based video conferencing platform (such as Zoom). Interviews can be conducted in Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese and Tagalog. You will be compensated for your time with a $100 gift card.

Sign up for the study

Why take part?

Your personal story will help us understand the experience of being diagnosed with HIV today, and help influence the design of HIV care and support services.

To find out more:

For more information, please view the Participant Information Statement.

If you want to take part, or to find out more, please contact Jeanne Ellard at or call on 9479 1131, or click here to leave your details and we will contact you

Sign up to the study results mailing list to hear more about the study.

La Trobe University ethics reference: HEC23423 | TEQSA PRV12132 - Australian University | CRICOS Provider 00115M