This report reviews behavioral and social research findings that inform responses to human immunodeficiency virus, viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections in Australia.
This report is the 15th in our series of annual publications reviewing behavioural and social research findings that inform responses to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australia. As before, the report aims to make critical contributions to the development and evaluation of policies, programs and services regarding the prevention, treatment, care and support for affected individuals and communities.
This report draws on a selection of behavioural and social research undertaken by the CSRH and presents data and findings of relevance to a diversity of population subgroups, including gay and other men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, young people, and people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C. The research documented in this report is in particular concerned with assessing trends over time and addressing key emerging issues. In addition, findings from studies that are of relevance to understanding behavioural trends and the evolving needs and responses of affected individuals and communities are included. The report also highlights new or planned research that informs the Australian response to bloodborne viruses (BBVs) and STIs.