Tag: Gay Men

Rapid Response from the OHTN: Seeking Sex Online

Curious about apps like Grindr and sexual health behaviours? The OHTN’s new Rapid Response provides an overview of the impact of mobile apps and hook-up sites on risk behaviour and HIV/STI transmission among men who have sex with men. It also looks at ways to work with these platforms to promote sexual health. Key Take-Home… Read more »

Authors: Olivier Ferlatte12*, Joshun Dulai2, Travis Salway Hottes23, Terry Trussler2 and Rick Marchand2 Background While several studies have demonstrated that gay and bisexual men are at increased risk of suicide less attention has been given to the processes that generate the inherent inequity with the mainstream population. This study tested whether syndemic theory can explain… Read more »

CBR Musings: Possibilities for Protection: HPV, HIV and MSM

By: Joanna Mendell You’ve likely heard that HPV (the Human Papilloma Virus) is able to cause cervical cancer… you’ve probably heard that vaccines are available to protect against HPV… and you may even know that HPV is also linked with penile, anal, and oral and head and/or neck cancers… But are you aware that biological… Read more »

CATIE: Programming Connections Spotlight Programs for Gay Men

Gay men and other men who have sex with men may benefit from improved sexual health as one way to reduce the burden of HIV in the community. Community-building programs may be one way to enhance our response.     Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is workshop to build community and enhance self-esteem related to… Read more »

Guest post by J. Craig Phillips, Jack Boomer, and Leanne M. Currie. This post originally appeared on the Centre for Addictions Research of BC’s Matters of Substance blog. Kevan (name changed) participated in one of two participatory focus groups held in Victoria and Vancouver in the spring of 2013 to provide advice on helping create… Read more »

If you live in the Fraser Health region and are a gay or bi man you have a few consultation opportunities that will help Fraser Health learn how to better support the health and well-being of gay and bi men in the region. HIM (Health Initiative For Men) and Fraser Health are teaming up to gather… Read more »

Momentum Health Study: Looking for Participants

        The Momentum Health Study is looking to increase its number of HIV-positive participants. We are a  sexual health study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Greater Vancouver. Momentum aims to report new estimates of HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in… Read more »

Universities Without Walls HIV SOS Seminars Online Series welcomes Dr. Barry Adam (U of Windsor, Ontario HIV Treatment Network) who provides a thought-provoking talk titled “Where are we in HIV Reduction among Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who have Sex with Men?” and welcomes you online in an engaging seminar conversation. When? Watch Dr. Adam’s… Read more »

Beyond Behaviours – Registration Now Open

BEYOND BEHAVIOURS: Uncovering the social production of HIV epidemics among gay men April 15th, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Online registration is now open for Beyond Behaviours. Please visit our website  to register and for more information. Spaces are limited. Beyond Behaviours is a one-day event for those involved in gay men’s… Read more »

It was my first year attending the Gay Men’s Health Summit this November (the 8th annual organized by the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health) and the organizers dished out an impressive program. While efforts to de-stigmatize HIV testing have been encouraging everyone who has ever had sex to get tested (an important effort!) HIV… Read more »

Global Men’s Health and Rights Survey 2012!

The 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Survey has just been launched. The survey is designed to support knowledge production, policy development, program implementation and advocacy linked to the issues that matter most to our communities, including homophobia, human rights, and access to health services. We are stepping up recruitment this year in hopes of… Read more »