HIV Futures 8 is a survey about the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Australia. The study forms part of a series of cross-sectional surveys that have been run every two to three years since 1997. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, the aims of the study are to provide information about factors that support physical and emotional wellbeing among PLHIV. The study is designed to inform the Australian National HIV Strategy and guide community and clinical service provision for PLHIV.
In order to explore the complexity of factors that support health and wellbeing among PLHIV, HIV Futures 8 is a broad survey covering issues such as financial security, housing status, anti- retroviral treatment use, general health issues, stigma and discrimination, clinical and support service use, aging, drug and alcohol use, sexual health, relationships, and social connectedness.
HIV Futures is run by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. Findings from HIV Futures 8 are presented as a series of short reports. These, along with more information about the study and copies of reports from previous HIV Futures surveys, can be found on the ARCSHS website: latrobe.edu.au/arcshs