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The role of resiliency in responding to blood-borne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Indigenous communities

 

Overview

This study will explore how Indigenous people in Australia, Canada and New Zealand protect themselves against blood-borne viral (BBV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Focusing on resilience factors - strategies that enhance the ability of Indigenous people to avoid acquiring these infections - places this project beyond a past emphasis on risk and disadvantage.

Using clinical audits, community-based participatory research and cross-sectional surveys, the project will focus on adolescents and young adults in urban settings to:

Adapted from the Kirby Institute

Contacts

Professor Lisa Maher
Professor and Program Head
The Kirby Institute
Corner Boundary and West Streets
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9385 0936
Fax: (02) 9385 0920
Email: lmaher@kirby.unsw.edu.au

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Last updated: 4 February 2013
 
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