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migrant perceptions of hiv risk

People born in high prevalence regions including sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia and North-East Asia are disproportionately affected by HIV in Australia. A Curtin University research team has conducted a study exploring perceptions of HIV risk among migrants from these regions living in Australia, and how they act on this. 

The research captured information about awareness and management of HIV risk, awareness and attitudes to PrEP, and the impact of COVID-19 on health-seeking behaviours among heterosexually identifying migrants. 

This work responds to research gaps identified by Australian Federations of AIDS Organisations, and the AFAO CALD Affiliates Network. More information will be shared about the research findings in the coming months.

This study received ethical approval by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HRE2019-0395-32). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email

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