Kirby Institute, UNSW, July 2020
Social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 may affect how gay and bisexual men are arranging their sex lives and taking care of their health. And this will likely also affect trends in HIV infection and STIs over coming months, or even years. Monitoring the impact of COVID-19, before, during, and after the pandemic, is essential to understanding and responding to trends in HIV infection, mental health, and STIs.
This study investigating the lived experiences of COVID-19 among gay and bisexual men including isolation, support, mental health and resilience, income loss, and access to health services. We will address how gay and bisexual men experience, engage with, and emerge from, COVID-19.
What does participation in this research require?
If you decide to take part in this study, we will ask you to do the following:
Your first questionnaire: This questionnaire collects information about you and your previous experiences.
Weekly diary: After completing the your first survey, you will be asked to complete a 5-minute diary each Sunday.
What’s in it for you?
We value our participants! To show our appreciation, for every survey you complete, you’ll automatically go in a raffle to win prizes in the form of gift cards to the value of $200.
- Link to survey website: https://www.hepp.org.au
- Link to Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HEPPResearch
- Link to join directly: https://redcap.med.unsw.edu.au/surveys/?s=XXM34TPLDP
- Link to first monthly diary report (PDF)