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Stepping Stones or Second Class Donors?: a qualitative analysis of gay, bisexual, and queer men’s perspectives on plasma donation policy in Canada

Keith Reynolds
June 30th, 2021

Background: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are not eligible to donate blood or plasma in Canada if they have had sex with another man in the last 3 months. This time-based deferment has reduced since 2013; from an initial lifetime ban, to five-years, one-year, and now three-months. Our previous...

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HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among Urban Canadian gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men for whom PrEP is clinically recommended: baseline results from the Engage cohort study

Keith Reynolds
June 30th, 2021

Background: in Canada, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) are disproportionately affected by HIV. Use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by GBM for whom PrEP is clinically recommended, is unknown. We report on PrEP access and factors associated with not using PrEP, among...

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Use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among urban Canadian gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional analysis of the Engage cohort study

Keith Reynolds
June 28th, 2021

Background: In Canada, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) are disproportionately affected by HIV. Our objective was to describe access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and identify factors associated with not using PrEP among self-reported HIV-negative or HIV-unknown...

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Characteristics of the HIV cascade of care and unsuppressed viral load among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men living with HIV across Canada’s three largest cities

Keith Reynolds
June 28th, 2021

Introduction: Treatment as prevention strategies have been variously applied across provinces in Canada. We estimated HIV care cascade indicators and correlates of unsuppressed viral load (VL) among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) recruited in Vancouver, Toronto and...

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Gay and Bisexual Men’s Views on Reforming Blood Donation Policy in Canada: A Qualitative Study

Gbolahan Olarewaju
June 26th, 2019

Background: Researchers and activists have long called for changes to blood donation policies to end what is frequently framed as unjustified bans or deferral periods for men who have sex with men (MSM). Since 2016, in Canada, a man had to be abstinent from all sexual contact (anal or oral sex)...

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