Gay Community Periodic Survey: Sydney 1996-2002

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The Sydney Gay Community Periodic Survey data results from a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited through a range of gay community sites in Sydney. Data were collected on types of sexual relationships and number of partners, anal and oral intercourse, unprotected anal intercourse, testing for HIV and other STIs, HIV serostatus, recreational drug use, and demographic characteristics such as sexual identity and age. Sample Population: Total of 20,000 gay and homosexually-active men from Sydney over a period of 7 years. Method of Data Collection: Self-completion. Kind of Data: Survey. Sampling Procedures: Men were recruited through: the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day and a number of social venues, sex-on-premises venues and sexual health clinics. Time Dimensions: 14 annual study's conducted from February 1996 until August 2002.
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Centre for Social Research in Health, National Centre in HIV Social Research
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society
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HIV status
HIV testing
Sexual practices
Sexual partners
Drug use
Gay community
Gay men
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Sydney gay community periodic survey - NSW MINISTRY OF HEALTH-NGO GRANTS PROGRAM - NGO GRANTS PROGRAM - 98/7103