Recent publications and upcoming events

Logo of the AIDS2022 conference projected onto a wall with a silhouette of a professional video camera in the foreground

Image source: 24th International AIDS Conference, Montreal, Canada. Long acting treatment: Game changer or white elephant? Photo © Marcus Rose/IAS

It’s been a busy month here at the W3 Project!

We have started gathering the evidence we located against our W3 Indicators . It’s so exciting to see the stories of peer work’s impacts coming together.

We have also been presenting (and preparing to present) our work in various places. Keep reading to find out more!

Webinar: Improving health outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people and communities

Last month, we presented a webinar for LGBTIQ+ Health Australia. It was a really great opportunity to connect to, and engage with, Australia’s incredible LGBTIQ+ peer worker community.

The webinar covered:

  • A brief history of the W3 Project and how we created the W3 Framework
  • An overview of what the W3 Framework is and how it works
  • How using the W3 Framework can help LGBTIQ+ peer work
  • What using the W3 Framework might look like in practice

You can download the slideshow now from our publications page. Once LGBTIQ+ Health have published the webinar recording, we will share that with you too. Watch this space.

The 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022)

Our lead investigator Graham headed to beautiful Montreal for AIDS 2022 with three posters:

AIDS 2022 theme was ‘re-engagement’ — and that was certainly the flavour. Graham and colleagues had the opportunity to engage with the many peer and community-led programs and community-led research initiatives around the world, and the progress that has occurred in advocacy, activism, and research since the last face-to-face International AIDS Conference in 2018.

If you’re eager for more information, the AIDS 2022 rapporteurs page provides links to conference summaries and key outcomes.

Collage of images from the AIDS2022 conference including people enjoying themselves and each other's company; presenters; a sign that reads 'build, share, advocate'; and a sign promoting MPact Global Action for Gay Men's Health and Rights' FFSS22 Summit.

Images from Graham Brown

New publication from the PLHIV Peer Navigator Implementation Study

Congratulations goes to Tim Krulic for his recent publication in AIDS and Behavior ‘A scoping review of peer navigation programs for people living with HIV: form, function and effects ’.

Tim’s paper maps the recent research about peer navigation programs for people living with HIV, and outlines recommendations for the future.

‘Research Lunchbox’

Join Tim Krulic online while he presents about his PhD research with the PLHIV Peer Navigator Implementation Study.

Tim’s presentation is part of La Trobe University School of Psychology and Public Health Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Seminar Series.

W3 is heading to the Sunshine Coast for ASHM’s Joint Conferences

We are heading to the 2022 ASHM Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences.

I am so excited to finally have the opportunity to meet some of you in 3D (and — on a personal note — to be travelling from chilly, regional Victoria to my home state for the first time since the start of the pandemic)!

W3 Project

The W3 Project team will be loitering around our poster during the breaks. If you’re around, come and say hi!

PLHIV Peer Navigator Implementation Study

Tim Krulic is presenting on his PhD research. Come along if you can!

  • Title: Navigating quality of life: the experiences of new and temporary migrants living with HIV
  • Description: People living with HIV have unique resources to offer one another. This research explores the quality of life experienced by new and temporary migrants who participated in a peer navigation program operating in Victoria.
  • Session Time: Wednesday 31 August, 11am-1:30pm

That’s all from us for this month!

Thank you all for you continued support of the W3 Project.

Let us know below what you think, or if you would like to hear about anything specific in future. We are always keen for your feedback.

Until next time, take care and stay safe.

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