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Authors
Ezzy, Douglas; Richard de Visser; Michael Bartos; Karalyn McDonald; Darryl O'Donnell and Doreen Rosenthal
Title
HIV Futures Community Report: Health, Relationships, Community and Employment
Imprint
The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 1998, 25 pp
ISBN/ISSN
1864464704
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Reproduced with ARCSHS' kind permission.

Abstract

"The HIV Futures Survey draws together the largest sample of people with HIV/AIDS to have been surveyed in Australia. The survey was conducted from 1 July 1997 to 5 September 1997. The 925 respondents represents over eight percent of the current population of PLWHA in Australia. While a substantial number of the participants are gay men living in Sydney, the survey includes significant numbers of PLWHA from smaller sub-populations such as women, and people living outside NSW and Victoria. The survey has good national coverage with respondents from all states and territories, and from both rural and urban locations. The survey examines five main issues: health, relationships, community life, finances, and employment. The section on health focuses on PLWHA's experiences of, and attitudes toward, the new anti-retroviral treatments, in particular the new class of protease inhibitor drugs which have become increasingly available since the latter part of 1995. The section on relationships explores the changing nature of relationships with family, friends and partners, as well as sexual practice. The section on community examines the role of HIV/AIDS-related organisations and publications. The section on finances examines the experience of poverty and changes in accommodation. The section on employment explores the movement of PLWHA in and out of the work force."

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