The RISE Study - Kirby Institute

The RISE Study

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's involved? Simply complete an online survey twice a year. The survey includes detailed questions about your experience of being diagnosed with HIV, and your life since then. In the first survey we will also ask you some questions about your life in the period just before you were diagnosed. The survey will take about 35–45 minutes to complete. (The follow-up surveys will be shorter.)

 ​This survey covers the following topics:

  • Your experience of being diagnosed with HIV

  • HIV testing history

  • Experiences of telling others about having HIV

  • Use of HIV support services (including peer support)

  • HIV treatment and care

  • Well-being and quality of life

  • Social connections

  • Sex and relationships

  • Drug use

  • Expectations for the future

Your experiences are important in helping develop & improve HIV support services for the future.

Visit the RISE Study website to find out more.

Thank you for your participation.

The RISE study team.

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