Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission, except as required by law. If you agree to participate, we plan to publish the results in scientific journals and present the results at conferences and meetings. In any publication, information will be provided in such a way that you cannot be identified.


Feedback will be provided through the media, through public meetings and seminars (advertised in the gay and other press), and through reports issued by the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Kirby Institute at UNSW. If you would like to receive a summary of the findings, you can provide your email address on completing the survey. Your email will be stored securely and separately from your data to maintain your anonymity, and will be permanently deleted after we send you the results.

Ethical approval

This study has received ethical approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee of UNSW Australia (Ref #HC13366) and the Research Ethics Review Committee of ACON.


Complaints may be directed to the Ethics Secretariat, UNSW, SYDNEY 2052. Phone: (02) 9385 6222. Email: Any complaint you make will be investigated promptly and you will be informed out the outcome.

Your consent

Your decision whether or not to participate will not prejudice your future relations with UNSW or any other organisation involved in this survey. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and to discontinue participation at any time without prejudice.