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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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A tale of two epidemics: gay men’s mental health and the biomedicalisation of HIV prevention and care in Toronto

Keith Reynolds
juin 30th, 2021

Abstract There is mounting urgency regarding the mental health of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM). We examined how GBM are understanding the relationship between HIV and their mental health given the increasing biomedicalisation of HIV prevention and care. Our Grounded...

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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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De nombreux hommes gais, bisexuels et queer seraient prêts à faire don de sang s’ils étaient admissibles, mais trouvent que la politique d’exclusion actuelle est discriminatoire

Jose Patiño-Gomez
octobre 26th, 2020

Abstract Blood donation policies governing men who have sex with men have shifted significantly over time in Canada—from an initial lifetime ban in the wake of the AIDS crisis to successive phases of time-based deferment requiring periods of sexual abstinence (5-years to 1-year to 3-months)....

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Mental health and structural harm: a qualitative study of sexual minority men’s experiences of mental healthcare in Toronto, Canada

Keith Reynolds
juin 30th, 2019

  Abstract: Compared to the general population, sexual minority men report poorer mental health outcomes and higher mental healthcare utilisation. However, they also report more unmet mental health needs. To better understand this phenomenon, we conducted qualitative interviews with 24...

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