Welcome to PAWS
PAWS - ‘Prospective Ageing Well Study’ - aims to explore health and lifestyle patterns among older gay and bisexual men, to have a better understanding of how gay men are ageing, and whether this differs among gay men with HIV compared to gay men without HIV. This will help appropriately plan for health services in the future. So, we need to ask you some detailed questions.
Am I eligible
To be eligible to participate in PAWS you must be:
Aged 45 and over
Currently living in Australia
Gay, bisexual, or had sex with another man in the previous 2 years
Identify as male
Simply complete this questionnaire at least one time. (We may ask you again in a years’ time). We want to learn about you, your health and your family health history, and your lifestyle behaviours. The survey should only take 15-25 minutes to complete
The survey covers the following topics:
Your health history
Your biological family’s health history
Your HIV testing history, and HIV or PrEP treatment history
Your lifestyle behaviours (smoking, alcohol, recreational drug use)
Your daily activities and exercise
Your relationship status and social connections
Your experiences are important and will help understand the needs of an ageing gay community.
Thank you for your participation.
The PAWS study team