WHAT IS RISE?
RISE stands for ‘Recent Diagnosis and the Impact of Support on Experiences of HIV’. RISE is exploring people’s experiences of being diagnosed with HIV and the changes in their lives following their diagnosis.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
We just need you to simply complete an online survey twice a year. The survey includes questions about your experience of being diagnosed with HIV, and your life since then. The first survey will take about 35–45 minutes to complete. (The follow-up surveys will be shorter.)
If you agree to it, you can also take part in an interview which will enable you to talk in more detail about your experience.
WHY JOIN THE RISE STUDY?
The impact of HIV varies for each person regardless of gender, sexuality or cultural background. RISE will assess the role of different types of support on the health and quality-of-life of people newly diagnosed with HIV. By sharing your experience through the RISE Study you can can help influence the way support activities are offered in Australia.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
You can take part if you;
- Have been diagnosed with HIV from 2016 onwards
- Are currently living in Australia (you don’t need to be a permanent resident)
- Are aged 16 years or over
If you want to know more, please visit RISESTUDY.ORG.AU where you will find additional information about the study, or you can contact the study team to ask any questions you might have.