These data record changes in behaviour, attitudes and HIV incidence among HIV-negative gay men in Sydney.
The Male-Call Project data represents homosexually active men's knowledge of HIV and AIDS and their sexual practice, and how these relate to a number of demographic and contextual variables. Main variables include sexual identity, gay community and social involvement, sexual practice - enjoyment, frequency (regular and casual partners) and sexual history, media exposure, general AIDS knowledge and attitudes, 'safe sex' knowledge and practice, change in sexual practice, sex with women, prostitution, health practices, drugs, testing, relationship to people with AIDS. Background variables include age, country of birth, ethnicity, accommodation, labour force status, occupation, income, level of education, religion, marital status, and parenthood.
Time Dimensions: One-time cross-sectional study.
Sample Population: Australian males who had had sex with a man during the last 5 years.
Sampling Procedures: Strategies were put in place to recruit both men who identify as gay and men who do not. Volunteer recruitment sources included sections of the organised and formal gay community (radio venues, gyms, businesses, publications); all modes of sexual contact within, outside and marginal to an organised gay community (gay brothels, sex shops, beats, saunas); all relevant health centres; and all pornography outlets. Methods for contacting potential respondents included standard advertising appealing to the importance of research information; advertising with some sexual titillation; cards and fliers; stickers and posters; notices in Personal columns; and articles/interviews in the media. Each state and territory had recruitment workers.
Method of Data Collection: Telephone interview.
This collection is archived in the Australian Social Science Data Archive (ASSDA).