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ASHM HIV & AIDS + Sexual Health Conferences 

SiREN attended the ASHM HIV & AIDS + Sexual Health Conferences held in Perth, Western Australia. The team also had several publications and posters presented, which are listed below: 

Our Presentations: 

“She Seemed Very Clean To Me …”: Risk Perceptions, Misperceptions And Sexual Behaviours Among Young Heterosexual People With Gonorrhoea In Perth, Western Australia. Presented by Dr Roanna Lobo.

Young Deadly Free Youth Peer Education Program For Young People Living In Remote and Very Remote Aboriginal Communities. Presented by Dr Belinda D'Costa. 

Srikandi: A Participatory Action Research Project With Women From Indonesia To Increase HIV Testing. Presented by Ms Corie Gray (PhD Candidate).

Travelers: the potential for HIV/sexual health peer and network interventions among Australian travellers and expatriates in high prevalence countries. Presented by Ms Gemma Crawford.

Hard critique of 5 years since the HIV Mobility and Migrant Populations Roadmap document – and what has changed in practice/policy? Presented by Dr Roanna Lobo. 

Our Posters: 

Promoting STI/BBV Testing In Remote Aboriginal Communities: Young Deadly Free Resources for Clinicians.

Presented by Dr Belinda D'Costa. 









What Are the Barriers to Help-Seeking and How Do We Respond To HIV And Other STIs Among Migrants From Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia Living in High Income Countries: Findings from Two Linked Systematic Reviews. 

Presented by Ms Gemma Crawford. 







PrEP-aring To Provide: How Can We Support GPs to Prescribe PrEP?

Presented by Ms Melissa Coci. 









HIV and Mobility in Australia: Creating a Coalition for Action.

Presented by Ms Corie Gray. 









Srikandi: Pathways To HIV Testing For Women From Indonesia Living In Western Australia

Presented by Ms Corie Gray and Srikandi Community Researcher Erna Wardhani. 








Decolonizing and Community-Led Approaches to Indigenous Sexual Health Research

Presented by Meagan Roberts on behalf of Shoshana Rosenberg. 









Priority Populations in an Indigenous Australian Sexual Health Context.

Presented by Meagan Roberts on behalf of Shoshana Rosenberg.









Best Practices In the Administration of Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Surveys In Migrant Populations: Lessons From The  Literature

Presented by Dr Daniel Vujcich. 









Incorporating Qualitative Inquiry into the Public Health Investigation of a Gonorrhoea Outbreak

Presented by Prof Donna Mak. 








Additional Attendance: 
  • Dr Daniel Vujcich, Ms Meagan Roberts and Dr Roanna Lobo participated in an ARC Linkage project partnership meeting for the Migrant Blood-borne Virus Sexual Health Survey.  Representatives present from WA Health Department, Curtin University, La Trobe University, UNSW, Ethics Communities Council Queensland, and Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (16th Sept).
  • Dr Jacqui Hendriks, Ms Melissa Coci and Dr Roanna Lobo organised a satellite event to launch the WA Schools Survey Research (16th Sept).