Letting partners know after an HIV diagnosis – recent experiences of men who have sex with men

  • Assoc. Professor / Director of Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health

    Jane Tomnay
    T: 03 5823 4527
    E: jtomnay@unimelb.edu.au
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    Location: Parkville / Shepparton / Bendigo

Project Details

This study explores the experience of recently diagnosed HIV positive men who have sex with men. The study aims to gain a better understanding of what it is like for these men to inform their sexual partners about their recent HIV diagnosis. We hope to identify what makes this process of telling a partner about possibly being exposed to HIV easier for the patient and also what barriers may prevent or make it more difficult for newly diagnosed HIV men who have sex with men from telling their partners about a potential risk of infection.

Each participant in this study will be required to undertake an interview of approximately 1 hour in length and will be provided with the opportunity to review the transcripts of the interview and findings of the study if they wish.

Researchers

A/Prof Jane Tomnay

Collaborators

Professor Christopher Fairley, Director of Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

A/Prof. Marcus Chen, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Dr. Sarah Huffam, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Dr Alana Hulme- Chambers, Research Fellow CERSH

Dr. Jade Bilardi, Research Fellow, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Research Group

Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH)




Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Rural Health