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More information about the study

How is my confidentiality protected?

This is an anonymous survey. 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. In any publication arising from this study, information will be provided in such a way that you cannot be identified.

Do I receive any payment for participating?

You will not receive any payment for participating in this study.

Where can I make a complaint?

Complaints may be directed to the Ethics Secretariat, UNSW Australia, SYDNEY 2052 AUSTRALIA (phone 02 9385 4234, fax 02 9385 6648, email Any complaint you make will be investigated promptly and you will be informed of the outcome.

How do I find out the results?

Feedback about the results of the project will be provided both online and offline through the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH), journal articles, ACON, gay community press and conference presentations. A CSRH report will be available in 2014, and will be accessible via the CSRH website: During mid-2014, a feedback forum will be held to disseminate the findings of the study. Further information about this forum is available by contacting Dr Max Hopwood (phone 02 9385 6436, email

How do I withdraw from the study?

If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and to discontinue participation at any time without prejudice. You can end your participation at any time by simply closing your browser window. Your decision to not participate will not prejudice your future relations with UNSW Australia.

Where can I access support services?

If you are experiencing psychological problems related to hepatitis C infection or current illicit drug use and you would like to talk with a professional, please contact Hepatitis NSW via their free Helpline on 1800 803 990 (from anywhere in NSW) or 9332 1599 (for Sydney residents) or view their website: