Experiences of HIV diagnosis in the antiretroviral era

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The PhD student will lead academic outputs from an NHMRC Partnership Project investigating experiences of HIV clinical care and community-based support in a cohort of newly diagnosed people across Australia. The aims of the project are to: 1) evaluate policies promoting linkage to HIV care and early initiation of antiretroviral therapy; 2) assess the impact of clinical and community-based support on quality of life and well-being; and 3) investigate the implementation of antiretroviral-based HIV prevention strategies. The student will collect and analyse qualitative data from the current NHMRC project, as well as analyse other data from an extensive archive.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The PhD candidate will demonstrate strong academic research and writing and skills and will also have a sound understanding of—and familiarity with—the HIV epidemic in Australia. Experience in conducting research among marginalised populations, such as sexual and gender minorities, and people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, would be an advantage. As the project will also involve the collection of data from clinicians and other service providers, the candidate would ideally have some familiarity with either the community-based or clinic-based health care and/or health promotion sectors. Previous experience in the collection and analysis of qualitative data is essential, including the use of data management software programs such as NVivo. The project would suit a candidate who is interested in employing sociological, behavioural and/or cultural approaches.
Supervisory team
Garrett
Prestage

Medicine
The Kirby Institute
Limin
Mao

Arts & Social Sciences
Other
Dean
Murphy

Medicine
The Kirby Institute
d.murphy@unsw.edu.au