Journal article

HIV cure research: print and online media reporting in Australia

Jennifer Power, Bianca Fileborn, Gary W Dowsett, Jayne Lucke, Graham Brown, Jeanne Ellard, Sharon R Lewin, Joseph D Tucker, Sean Slavin, Jeremy Sugarman, Sophie Hill

JOURNAL OF VIRUS ERADICATION | MEDISCRIPT LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: While still in its early stages, recent scientific research towards a cure for HIV has generated widespread media interest. The aim of this paper was to explore the ways in which this research has been represented in Australian print and online media and discuss implications of this. METHODS: A search of databases from four selected media outlets was conducted to identify published articles that directly discussed HIV cure research. Content analysis was used to explore the discursive framing of HIV cure research and identify the presence or absence of people living with HIV in articles. RESULTS: In total, 95 articles were identified that had been published in print or online betw..

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Awarded by National Institutes of Health Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise (DARE)


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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a seeding grant from the La Trobe University, Building Healthy Communities Research Focus Area. This project was supported by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA). SL is supported by the National Institutes of Health Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise (DARE) to find a cure U19 AI096109), the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. JT is supported by the National Institutes of Health (1R01A108366-01). SL is an NHMRC practitioner fellow.