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Community-based prevalence estimates of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Montréal, Canada

Keith Reynolds
juillet 16th, 2021

Background: Reported cases of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections are increasing among Canadian men. Estimates of community-based CT/NG prevalence are lacking among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM). Methods: Respondent driven sampling was...

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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
juillet 16th, 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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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
juin 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
juin 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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Prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, and related preventive and risk behaviours, among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver: results from the Engage Study

Keith Reynolds
juin 28th, 2021

Objectifs La dernière étude canadienne portant sur la surveillance biocomportementale du VIH et des autres infections transmissibles sexuellement et par le sang (ITSS) chez les hommes gais, bisexuels et autres hommes ayant des relations sexuelles avec des hommes (GBH) a été menée en 2010....

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Combination HIV Prevention Strategies Among Montreal Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in the PrEP Era: A Latent Class Analysis

Jose Patiño-Gomez
juillet 27th, 2020

Abstract Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) became publicly available in Quebec for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) in 2013. We used baseline data from Engage, a cohort of GBM recruited by respondent-driven sampling, to examine patterns of combination HIV prevention...

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