View the Research Policy here. [PDF:1038KB]
Monitoring and Surveillance – research theme 1
- Establishing Aboriginal primary care clinical and behavioural surveillance network (ATLAS – read more)
- Estimating the prevalence of trichomonas and genitalium in communities because both infections are implicated as co-factors in HIV transmission
- Understanding methamphetamine use and injecting behavior because of its significant association with increased risk of STIs and HIV.
Clinical Audits and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) for STIs – research theme 2
- Expanding CQI to improve STI protocol
- Expanding current CQI programs to include a focus on male health
- Developing a CQI program focused on pelvic inflammatory disease
- CQI project for hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus.
Improving Biomedical Interventions – research theme 3
- Trialing patient delivered partner therapy strategies for STIs
- Implementing STI Point of Care (POC) technology in regional and urban communities
- Using POC technology to reduce trichomonas
- Trialing polyurethane condoms compared to latex condoms
- Understanding STI transmission dynamics.