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Medication to prevent HIV not reaching those who need it most: Engage study highlights barriers to accessing PrEP

Engage
August 11th, 2022

Vancouver, British Columbia—In 2016, Health Canada approved a highly effective medication to prevent new HIV infections. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a shown to reduce HIV acquisition for HIV-negative individuals by 86% in clinical trials. Yet, new HIV diagnoses in Canada have remained...

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How did the first wave of COVID-19 impact gay, bi, and queer men? Insights from the Engage COVID-19 Study

Engage
August 09th, 2022

As time goes on, countless studies will explore how COVID-19 has impacted people in Canada's biggest cities, but few will describe the unique experiences of gay, bisexual, and queer men (GBQM) during this time. As part of the Engage study, we asked GBQM about their experiences of the COVID-19...

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Will you take on the challenge? Combatting racism in our communities will require all our efforts.

Engage
June 27th, 2022

It’s been over two years now since the first COVID-19 lockdowns were implemented across Canada. Two years on and we’re living in a very different world. COVID-19 has laid bare the vulnerabilities in our public health system and has shown government, at all levels, that there is much to do...

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Sex during COVID-19: What strategies did gay, bisexual, and queer guys use to stay safe?

Engage
May 18th, 2022

COVID-19 brought unprecedented changes to the way we socialize, but what did it mean for sex? For many queer men, the pandemic meant less activity between the sheets, but it also meant creative solutions like camming and sexting, or changes to in-person sexual encounters.  As part of...

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HIV Prevention- It’s Psychological

Engage
December 03rd, 2021

Dr. Trevor Hart was invited to join TVO's 'The Agenda with Steve Paikin' to talk about the HIV/AIDS stigma. HIV and AIDS is no longer a death sentence, but what can be done when social stigma still associated with the disease? Dr. Trevor Hart is the director of the HIV Prevention Lab, also...

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Employment Opportunity – Sexual Health Research Nurse

Engage
November 02nd, 2021

Department: HIV Prevention Lab, Department of PsychologyPosition supervisor: Dr. Trevor HartContract length: 12 monthsHours of work per week: 36.25Position type: Full-timeRate of pay: $67,000 About Ryerson At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a...

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New research suggests scaling up HIV testing and prevention among gay and bisexual men

Engage
August 05th, 2021

The study compares data on the prevalence of HIV and STI testing in Canada’s largest cities Research suggests that cities need focused efforts to increase testing and access to prevention medications to reduce HIV infection rates. Reports from public health agenices suggest that...

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Employment Opportunity – GBQ2 Men’s Counselling Trainer

Keith Reynolds
June 18th, 2021

The Gay Counselling Training Hub (GCTH — https://gaycounselling.ca/)  provides training and supervision to individuals and organizations with gay, bisexual, queer, and 2-Spirit (GBQ2) men in Ontario. The GCTH’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of GBQ2 men in...

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Engage COVID-19 Study

Engage
May 17th, 2021

The Engage COVID-19 study seeks to document SARS-COV-2 infection, immunity and related determinants among gay and bisexual men (GBM), and to examine how this population perceives and is impacted by measures to curb the spread of the disease. We are using a mixed-methods approach (using...

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Engage-Toronto is looking for Postdoctoral Fellows

Keith Reynolds
April 30th, 2021

The CIHR-funded Engage Cohort Study (Engage) is recruiting for 2 Postdoctoral Fellows (2 years each) to begin as soon as possible. The primary focus of these positions will be to support Engage qualitative and quantitative research activities related to understanding the direct and indirect...

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Engage-Montreal is looking to add to our team!

Jose Patiño-Gomez
September 28th, 2020

We are seeking a research assistant for the Engage-COVID19 study, a nested sub-study of the Engage Cohort Study. The Engage-COVID19 study will document COVID-19 infection, immunity, and related determinants in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM). It will also investigate...

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Engage-Montreal is looking to add to our team!

Jose Patiño-Gomez
August 19th, 2020

The Engage-Montreal study site is currently hiring a part-time project agent to assist with Engage participant visits. For a description of the position and how to apply, please follow the link below: Job-Description - Project agent - August...

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Engage-COVID-19

Engage
July 16th, 2020

In June 2020, CTN 300-2 Engage Cohort Study was awarded a CIHR Operating Grant for COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding. This funding will allow the study team to document COVID-19 infection, immunity, and related determinants in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM). They will also...

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Call for Applications: CIHR Qualitative Postdoctoral Fellowship

EngageTO
July 07th, 2020

The CIHR Engage Cohort Study is recruiting for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellow to begin as soon as possible. The primary focus of this position will be to support Engage qualitative research activities related to understanding the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on the health of sexual and...

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Engage at CAHR 2020

Jose Patiño-Gomez
May 04th, 2020

This year we were fortunate to have THIRTEEN Engage-related abstracts accepted for poster and oral presentations at CAHR! Our presentations this year showcase work that intersects across topics like mental health, substance use, STIs (besides HIV), HIV prevention, and the HIV care cascade. We are...

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Engage Study Pre-CAHR 2020 Meeting

Jose Patiño-Gomez
April 27th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the in-person aspects of CAHR, we have postponed our annual team meeting until we can safely see you all in person. Our annual Engage Team Meeting is a valuable time to gather together and talk about project updates and brainstorm about the...

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Engage Pre-CAHR Team Meeting – May 9th, 2019

Engage
September 13th, 2019

The 2019 Engage Team meeting took place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as an ancillary event to the annual CAHR meeting. The morning consisted of presentations including sub-committee and sub-study updates, trainee presentations, a two-part presentation from the Data Analysis Committee (DAC), and...

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Engage Toronto Recruitment Complete!

EngageTO
August 27th, 2019

Engage Toronto met its recruitment goal at the end of July! Thank you to the more than 500 guys from across the GTA who took part in the study and continued to recruit new participants. We couldn't have done it without you! We're also grateful to our community partners, staff, and funders for...

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Engage-Montreal is looking to add to our team!

Marc Messier-Peet
August 01st, 2019

The Engage-Montreal study site is currently hiring a part-time project agent to assist with Engage participant visits. For a description of the position and how to apply, please follow the link below: ...

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Fonds d’intervention d’Engage

Gbolahan Olarewaju
July 10th, 2019

Depuis quelques mois, les récipiendaires du Fonds d’intervention d’Engage travaillent à leurs projets respectifs. Voici quelques mises à jour : PrEP SQUAD TO -  Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP)En partenariat avec des organismes VIH, des groupes...

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