The HIV Hub has developed around the Queensland Chair in HIV and STIs (held by Professor Charles Gilks), and the research work of a group of committed researchers who are pioneering a range of trials and research projects with diverse stakeholders, community groups and other academic institutions.

Qualitative work in HIV that reflects the needs of communities in Queensland and Australia complimented by strong international links and outlooks. We continue to engage, supervise and work with PLWHIV, students and scholars toward understanding the drivers of HIV, the lived experience of the disease and our best approaches to prevention and treatment.

Our recent research has investigated:

  • Qualitative work on the experience and perceptions of LGBTQ+ communities in the state of PrEPD
  • Evaluations of peer navigation services for those recently  diagnosed with HIV.
  • Professor Gilks maintains a strong international focus in his work, with ongoing engagement in international efforts to eliminate HIV and access to second line treatments.
  • HIV and TB programs in Ethiopia and work with the World Health Organization on the development of treatment guidelines
  • Pricing and access to essential medications for HIV and Hepatitis C

Partners

  • Queensland Positive People
  • Open Doors
  • Queensland Health
  • Viiv Healthcare
  • Australian Research Council
  • Queensland AIDS Council
  • TRUE
  • RESPECT INC
  • Monash University
  • UNSW
  • University of Glasgow
  • Two Spirits

 

Since 2014, the Hub has been focused on HIV testing and recent projects have included:

  • Self-testing kit trials integrated with services provided by Queensland Positive People;
  • An ARC funded longitudinal qualitative project on aging and social isolation of people living with HIV in Queensland
  • The QPrEd trial: A major trial and rollout of pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP in the state 
  • Community dissemination and education for people living with HIV (2018–2019) 
  • Co-constructing care for people with HIV: The role of peer navigation in improving linkage to care. (2016-2018) 
  • Social marketing campaign to improve HIV (testing) literacy in gender variant/sexually diverse young people. (2018).
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Queensland Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Demonstration Project. (2016-2018)
  • Factors influencing the HIV testing to treatment trajectory within a Queensland context (2015-2019)
  • #comePrepd to Dine: The Dinner Party Conversation Project. Exploring community attitudes to Pre Exposure Prophylaxis in Queensland (2016-2018)
  • GP IUD Inserter Network Evaluation (2018-2019)
  • A community based intervention to increase Sexual Health HIV knowledge and prevention practices in gender variant and sexually diverse young people in Queensland
  • Living Positive In Queensland: A qualitative longitudinal study of place and social isolation (2012-2018)
  • Taking a Lead on Testing: Peer Delivery of Point of Care Testing for STI within a Community Setting (2016 - 2018)
  • Pilot and Evaluate Integrated HIVST Service Delivery in Queensland for Policy and Service Development (2016-2018)
  • A community based intervention to increase Sexual Health HIV knowledge and prevention practices in gender variant and sexually diverse young people in Queensland (2017-2019)