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Clinical researcher needs your help!

Graham Robson May 14, 2013

WEB.600Louise Kerr a nurse and Masters student of Southampton University, needs your help with conducting research to explore the health and social care concerns of older HIV positive and HIV negative men.

The research, which forms part of Louise’s dissertation, comes at a time when people with HIV are living longer, thus increasing the number of older HIV positive gay men requiring care in the UK.

Louise said:

“I am a nurse who has worked in HIV and sexual health services, both in London and in Brighton, for more than 20 years and I have a particular interest in HIV and ageing.

“This study wants to discover what older HIV-positive gay men believe they will need from health and care services as they grow older. It also wants to see if the needs of older HIV-positive gay men are different to those of older HIV-negative gay men.

“It is hoped the knowledge gained from this research study will help to ensure that future service development has been informed by the views of older gay men.

“If you are a gay man aged over 65 and you would like the opportunity to think and talk about your health and care concerns, I would love to hear from you.  I would especially like to hear from some older HIV-negative gay men, as their experiences and views may be quite different”

To contact Louise, EMAIL:    

Or telephone: 0755 457 6079

All information will be treated confidentially.