Latest Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey results released

Latest Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey results released

The results of the 2016 Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey have been released. This cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men provides data on sexual practices, drug use and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among gay men.

The most recent survey, the eleventh in South Australia, was conducted in November and December 2016 to coincide with the Adelaide Feast Festival. In total, 923 men participated in the 2016 survey.

Key points:

  • The proportion of men who reported ever having been tested for HIV has remained stable (and was reported by 82% in 2016).
  • Among non-HIV-positive men, the proportion who reported testing for HIV in the 12 months prior to the survey remained stable (and was reported by 69% in 2016).
  • The use of HIV treatment by HIV-positive men has increased significantly over time (and was reported by all HIV-positive men in the 2016 survey).
  • Mobile phone apps remain the most common way that men meet male sex partners (and was reported by 38% in 2016).
  • The proportion of men with regular male partners reporting condomless anal intercourse with those partners has remained stable over time (and was reported by 59% in 2016).
  • The proportion of men with casual male partners reporting condomless anal intercourse with those partners has increased over time (and was reported by 42% in 2016).
  • Use of PrEP increased between 2014 and 2016 from 1% to 3% of non-HIV-positive men

Download report: Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey 2016 (PDF)

Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, 2017

Source: SASHA

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