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Welcome to PAWS

Thank you for visiting the PAWS website.


Participation in the survey is temporarily on hold while we upgrade the online survey system.


If you are interested in participating in the future, please click on the expression of interest (EOI) button below and leave your email address. Alternatively, please visit this site in September 2021.

Many thanks, the PAWS team.


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

What’s involved

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

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