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The following data were collected from gay, bi, and trans guys who participated in the Engage Study in 2018.

Half (48%) of guys had been tested for HIV at least once in the 6 months leading up to the study visit. This proportion is higher amongst participants who are younger than 40 years old and among those who had more male sexual partners in the 6-month period.

Age Group Proportion of participants who had at least one HIV test in the 6 months leading up to the study visit
18-29 years 51 %
30-39 57 %
40-49 35 %
50-59 41 %
60+ 32 %
Number of male sexual partners in the 6 months leading up to the study visit Proportion of participants who had at least one HIV test in the 6 months leading up to the study visit
1 34 %
2-4 41 %
5 et plus 60 %

Therefore, 40 % of guys who had 5 or more male sexual partners in the 6 months leading up to the study visit didn’t have an HIV test in the same period.

What are the benefits to getting tested for HIV?

Earlier the infection is detected and treated, the better. Earlier detection and treatment lead to longer survival and improved quality of life. While no treatment can cure HIV infection, treatments today stop the virus’s multiplication and prevents progression to AIDS. In addition, today’s HIV treatments considerably reduce the risk of transmission.

To learn more about the factors that impact access to HIV testing for gay, bi, and trans guys in Montréal, as well as their experience during their most recent test, check out our Dossier, HIV Testing (French only). 

Where can I get tested for HIV?

  • HIV tests are available in any medical clinic.
  • Here is a list of medical clinics in the Montréal region that are known for their expertise in sexual health in gay, bi and other men who have sex with men, including HIV and STBBI testing.