Infobulles

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Almost 1,200 men are part of the Engage-Montréal Cohort Study. Results from the first cycle of the study are now available. The study is actively collecting and analyzing data, so stay tuned for more results!

What are Infobulles?

Infobulles are one of the ways we communicate results from the Engage Study to participants and community members. We use a text messaging application to send the results directly to you!

Each Infobulle contains 1-3 text messages, each with a short sentence about a specific result from Engage-Montréal. We sometimes send picture messages with infographics, and we’ll periodically send a survey about Infobulles via a link in a text message. We send 1-2 Infobulles per month.

Previous Infobulles are below.

If you have any questions, you can email us at engagemontreal@gmail.com.

You can unsubscribe from Infobulles anytime by following the instructions in the text message.

First sent June 2019

93.5% of gay guys in Montréal living with HIV currently take anti-HIV medication.

*data from Engage Cycle 1, 2017-18

First sent June 2019

35% of gay guys in Montréal aged 26 or younger had received at least one dose of the HPV* vaccine.

*HPV: Human Papilloma Virus, a sexually transmitted virus that causes genital warts and is linked to several types of cancer in both men and women.

**data from Engage Cycle 1, 2017-18

First sent December 2018

69% of gay guys in Montréal who had 6 or more sexual partners (in the past 6 months) had been tested for HIV in the past 6 months.

*data from Engage Cycle 1, 2017-18

First sent November 2018

55% of gay guys in Montréal who received an STBBI* diagnosis in the past 6 months informed most of or all of their sexual partners.

*STBBI: Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections, i.e. HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, or Syphilis

**data from Engage Cycle 1, 2017-18

First sent October 2018.

7.6% of HIV-negative gay guys in Montréal took PrEP* in the past 6 months.

*PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a pill you take once per day or as needed to prevent HIV infection.

**data from Engage Cycle 1, 2017-18

Sent August 2020

28% of guys in Montréal use dating apps or websites once per day or more.

43.6% of guys in Montréal met their most recent sexual partner on a dating app or website.

*data from Engage Cycle 1, 2017-18

Sent August 2020

72% of guys in Montréal are "out" to half or more of their close relationships.

70% of guys in Montréal feel that belonging to the LGBTQ+ community is a good thing for them.

Happy Pride from all of us at the Engage-Montréal Study!

*data from Engage Cycle 1, 2017-18

Sent October 2020

28% of guys in Montreal experienced moderate or severe symptoms of anxiety in the past week.

8% of guys in Montréal experienced moderate or severe depressive symptoms in the past week.

For more information or if you need help, check out Montréal's public health website for resources.

Additional information: check out Goodhead.ca, a mental health resource for gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (English only).

*data from Engage Cycle 1, 2017-18

Information & Services

Information about HIV/AIDS:

  • AIDS Community Care Montréal: accmontreal.org
  • Québec HIV/AIDS Portal (French only): pvsq.org
  • Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE): catie.ca

Where to get tested for STBBIs in Montréal:

More from Engage

Engage Highlights (Results from the study):

Research

Engage Study Facebook Page (French only): facebook.com/engageMTL