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 The Research Team 

This study is being co-led by the Kirby Institute UNSW and ACON. Partner to this research is St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Positive Life NSW, The Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA) and Sydney Sexual Health Centre.     

About the Kirby Institute 

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. We were established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic. We now contribute to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. 

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About ACON

ACON is NSW’s leading health organisation specialising in community health, inclusion, and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Established in 1985, ACON works to create opportunities for people in our communities to live their healthiest lives.

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The study is also being carried out by the following researchers:

 

  • Associate Professor Garrett Prestage (Kirby Institute, UNSW)

  • Dr. Mohamed Hammoud (Kirby Institute, UNSW)

  • Associate Professor Anna McNulty (Sydney Sexual Health Centre, School of Population Health UNSW)

  • Professor Louisa Degenhardt (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, School of Population Health UNSW)

  • Dr. Dean Murphy (Kirby Institute, UNSW) 

  • Professor Lisa Maher (Kirby Institute, UNSW)

  • Dr. Krista Siefried (National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs, UNSW)

  • Professor Nadine Ezard (National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs, UNSW)

  • Associate Professor Adam Bourne (Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University)

  • Associate Professor Anthony Schembri, (St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney)

  • Mr. Nicolas Parkhill (ACON/UNSW)

  • Mr. Teddy Cook (ACON/UNSW)

 

The study is being supported by staff from: ACON (Sydney); Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies and Positive Life NSW, these staff are:

 

  • Mr. Jack Freestone (ACON/UNSW)

  • Mr. Andrew Heslop (Positive Life NSW)

  • Mr. Robert Stirling (Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies) 

  • Mr. Justin Xiao (ACON)

 Study Partners 

This study is being delivered in partnership by ACON, the Kirby Institute, Positive Life NSW, NADA, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and Sydney Sexual Health Centre.

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