Prevalence, incidence, and consequences of drug use among Australian gay men: Findings from the Flux cohort study Event as iCalendar

24 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Room 268, Level 2, Building 730,

Location: Tamaki Innovation Campus, Gate 1, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns

Host: Centre for Addiction Research

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Centre for Addiction Research Seminar: Prevalence, incidence, and consequences of drug use among Australian gay men: Findings from the Flux cohort study.

Assoc. Prof. Garrett Prestage, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

The Flux study is the first online cohort study examining the incidence, risk factors and subsequent harms associated with drug use among Australian gay men, using an automated digital cohort management system developed for the study.

This presentation will describe the Flux study and initial findings: incidence of, and factors associated with initiation of key drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, and associated harms, at follow-up

Garrett Prestage is an associate professor at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, where he has worked since 1992. He has been active in gay community life in Australia since the mid-1970s, pioneered Australia’s behavioural surveillance work and led many of Australia’s major cohort studies among gay and bisexual men, including the Health in Men (HIM) and Following Lives Undergoing Change (Flux) studies.

Date: Thursday 24 August, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Venue: Room 268, Level 2, Building 730, Tamaki Innovation Campus

Address: Gate 1, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns