The Canberra Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men. Participants are recruited from gay venues and community events, supplemented by online recruitment. The major aim of the survey is to provide data on sexual, drug use and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
From its start in 2000, the project has been funded by ACT Health and coordinated by Meridian. In the 2019 survey, the eighth conducted in Canberra, men were recruited during the SpringOUT Pride Festival at Fair Day, gay social venues, a sex-on-premises venue and a sexual health clinic. Community-based recruitment was followed by online recruitment.
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