HIV Futures 9 - A National Survey for PLHIV

If you wish to go straight to the survey, please click here

This is a survey about health, treatments, work, finances, sex and relationships of people living with HIV (PLHIV). Please complete this survey if you are a person living with HIV in Australia and aged over 18 years.

La Trobe University are keen to hear from all people living with HIV, including gay and bisexual men, women, heterosexual men and transgender people. The survey will be open until 30th April 2019.

Tell your friends

If you know of anyone else who might be able to complete the survey, please tell them about this study. The more people who answer the survey, the more useful the results will be. 

Participant information statement

If you wish to print a copy of the following Participant Information please select the text below and click print or email and we can send you a copy. 

How long will the survey take?

For most people the survey will take between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours to complete. We know this is a long survey and appreciate the time you are taking to complete it. You may prefer to take a break between sections of the survey. Please see below for information about how to save your answers. Please complete as much as you can. If you have filled in some answers but do not wish to complete the whole survey please go to the last page and click submit. Your answers are still valuable to us, and will be used for the study, even if you don’t answer all the questions. 

How do I fill in the survey?

If you would prefer to complete this survey using a booklet (hard copy), please contact us by calling 1800 064 398 or e-mailing We will send you a hardcopy that can be returned via an anonymous, reply-paid envelope (supplied). 

  • To answer the survey online, click on the ‘take the survey’ link above or at the bottom of this page to begin.  
  • To answer each question either click a button or select an answer from the drop-down menu provided. 
  • If the answer that you want to give is not provided, select ‘Other’ and type in your response. 
  • In some cases, you will be asked to type your responses in a box. Just click on the box and type. 
  • Remember if there are any questions you do not wish to answer, just skip them.
  • To submit your answers, click on ‘Submit Answers’ on the final page.

Can I save my answers and come back to the survey later?

Yes. If you wish to take a break from the survey and continue at another time, click on the ‘SAVE YOUR PLACE IN THIS SURVEY’ link at the top of the page. Please note, your place will be saved from the top of the page. Any answers below will not be saved, so click to the next page before you save your place. 

  • Enter a password and confirm your password. 
  • After you have confirmed your password, you will be given a security code. You will need this code to open your saved questions, so you can either write it down or choose to have it emailed to you. 
  • You must remember your password as we cannot retrieve it for you!
  • If you provide your email address, we will also send you a brief reminder about the survey if you forget to return it
  • To open saved answers, enter the survey, click on ‘Restore previous answers’ and fill in your password and security code. 
  • You can save your answers as many times as you wish to. Each time you save you will receive a new security code.
  • Please note, we do not keep email addresses provided as part of saving your responses while completing the survey.  Once you exit the survey, you will not be able to open it without the password and security code. This means that two or more people can use the same computer to complete the survey and will not have access to each others’ answers. You can also use public computers, and can access your answers on more than one computer, as they are not saved on the computer’s hard drive. 

    Partially completed surveys will still be used in HIV Futures 9.

Can I see a copy of my answers or have my answers excluded after I press submit?

No. We are unable to retrieve or remove individual responses once they have been submitted sorry. 

If you wish to go straight to the survey, please click here

Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.

WA AIDS Council would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of this country throughout Australia, and their strength, resilience and connection to land and community. In particular, the WA AIDS Council would like to acknowledge the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located.


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