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HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2011

The report reviews social and behavioural research on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections. Stigma remains a major issue for people affected by HIV, hepatitis C or drug dependence. This report is the 13th in our annual series reviewing behavioural data that inform responses...

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2008

The tenth in an annual series reviewing behavioural data relevant to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections, this report examines behavioural and attitudinal data relevant to the formation and evaluation of prevention strategies and to understanding individuals’...

Reflections of a social scientist on doing HIV social research

What sort of HIV-prevention education programs work best? What can researchers do to enable people to transform their sexual lives? Sue Kippax explores some of the models underlying prevention 'interventions' and discusses her own work and that of the NCHSR to illustrate what she has...

Birds of a feather: prohibition and hepatitis C related discrimination

In Australia, more than 90 percent of new hepatitis C infections occur among people who inject drugs. Continued discrimination and stigmatisation of drug users will obstruct efforts to prevent the further spread of the virus among the community, argue Max Hopwood and Carla Treloar.

Health of lesbian, bisexual and queer women in Sydney: the 2004 Sydney Women and Sexual Health survey

In February 2004, women at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day and at other groups, venues and clinics in contact with gay, bisexual and lesbian communities completed a questionnaire on sexual health. For this report, Juliet Richters, Angela Song, Garrett Prestage, Stevie Clayton...