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Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll

Burnet Institute

20 January, 2011

The Burnet Institute will join thousands of rock fans at Melbourne’s Big Day Out on Sunday 30 January to research the attitudes of young Australians towards sex and drugs.

Burnet’s Centre for Population Health has surveyed more than 7700 people aged between 16 to 29 years about sexual risk behaviour and drug use since the Big Day Out survey began in 2005.

Questions have covered participant’s sexual histories, condom use, knowledge and perceptions of STIs, STI testing histories and alcohol and other drug use.

Come along to the Burnet market stall to receive showbags, bottles of cold water and chupa chups.

As an incentive for festival patrons to participate in the survey, Burnet will give away an iPod and five music gift vouchers.

To help promote safe sex, staff will also be giving away condoms from the FreeCondomProject.

The Project is a collaboration between Third Drawer Down, Family Planning Victoria and the Victorian AIDS Council.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Doctor Megan SC Lim

Deputy Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks; Preventive Health Research Fellow

Telephone

+61385062403

Email

megan.lim@burnet.edu.au

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