Australian National AIDS and Injecting Drug Use Study (ANAIDUS)

  • Research program:
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 1989
  • Expected end date: January 1989
  • Completion date: March 2000
  • Funded by: CARG (Commonwealth AIDS Research Grants
  • Lead organisation:

The transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) responsible for AIDS is known to be particularly efficient among injecting drug users (IDUs) who share contaminated needles. In this national study data were collected in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart to assess the level of HIV seroprevalence among samples of IDUs drawn from treatment and non-treatment populations. Data were also collected relating to knowledge and attitudes towards AIDS and risky drug using and sexual behaviour. In Perth the study was undertaken in collaboration with the WA Alcohol and Drug Authority. Data from two successive annual waves are being analysed.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Project staff: Associate Professor Wendy Loxley, Curtin University
  • Project staff: Alison Marsh, Curtin University

Loxley, W., Marsh, A. and McDonald, C. (1992). Injecting drug use in Perth: The Australian National AIDS and Injecting Drug Use Study 1989 - 1990. Summary Report. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T29]

Loxley, W., McDonald, C. and Marsh, A. (1992). The Australian National AIDS and Injecting Drug Use Study, Perth, 1990. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T31]

Loxley, W., Ovenden, C., Hawks, D., V. and Somerville, J. (1992). Australian HIV/AIDS and Injecting Drug Research. A Review for the Commonwealth AIDS Research Grants Committee. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T32]

Marsh, A. and Loxley, W. (1992). The Australian National AIDS and Injecting Drug Use Study, Perth: Differences between 1989 and 1990. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T62]

Loxley, W., Marsh, A. and Lo, S., K. (1991). Age and injecting drug use in Perth, Western Australia: The Australian National AIDS and Injecting Drug Use Study. AIDS Care, 3, (4), pp. 363-372. [RJ60]

Marsh, A. and Loxley, W. (1991). The Australian National AIDS and Injecting Drug Use Study: Perth, 1989. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T19]