Researchers are looking for gay Thai men to participate in new research to develop specific health promotion materials.
Scientists from the National Centre of HIV Social Research have begun the first ever project designed to look specifically at the lives of Thai gay men living in Sydney.
Statistics collated so far show Thai men have similar rates of HIV compared to the general population of gay males in Sydney. But when looked at within the context of gay men from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, Thais make up a slightly higher proportion of new infections.
Principal researcher Henrike Korner said she hoped future work to consider the way Thai men interact with the gay and lesbian community, as well as Thai communities in Sydney, could be useful in designing specific sexual health resources.
Researchers are seeking 25 Thai men to participate in focus group discussions and interviews. Participants will be reimbursed $50 for their time.
info: To become a participant, call
Henrike Korner on 9385 6412 or email [email protected]