Prevention in Focus

Spring 2012 

Current research

Below is a list of selected Canadian HIV and hepatitis C research published in 2011/12. This includes information available in peer-reviewed publications and grey literature (such as research reports). The links will take you to either the full text of the publication or, when unavailable, to the abstract.

Specific populations

  1. M-Track: Enhanced Surveillance of HIV, Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections, and Associated Risk Behaviours among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Canada, Phase 1 Report
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  2. Condom use among East and Southeast Asian men attending a gay bathhouse in Toronto
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  3. A Comparison of Drug Use and Risk Behavior Profiles among Younger and Older Street Youth
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  4. Agent, Host and Environment: Hepatitis C Virus in People who Inject Drugs
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  5. Correlates of unprotected anal sex at last sexual episode: analysis from a surveillance study of men who have sex with men in Montreal
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  6. Crystal methamphetamine use among female street-based sex workers: Moving beyond individual-focused interventions
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  7. Depressive symptoms and patterns of drug use among street youth
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  8. Every Class in Every School: The first national climate survey on homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in Canadian schools
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  9. Difficulty accessing syringes mediates the relationship between methamphetamine use and syringe sharing among young injection drug users
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  10. Factors Influencing the Sexual Health of Asian Men Who Have Sex with Men
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  11. HIV/AIDS Prevention for Women in Canada: A Meta-Ethnographic Synthesis
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  12. Religion versus ethnicity as predictors of unprotected vaginal intercourse among young adults
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  13. Risky health environments: women sex workers' struggles to find safe, secure and non-exploitative housing in Canada's poorest postal code
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  14. Shared Health Exchange (SHE)
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  15. "Speaking the dialect": understanding public discourse in the aftermath of an HIV vaccine trial shutdown
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  16. Susceptibility of solvent users to HIV and hepatitis C
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  17. Hepatitis C Transmission in Injection Drug Users: Could Swabs Be the Main Culprit?
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  18. Homelessness among a cohort of women in street-based sex work: the need for safer environment interventions
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  19. Impact of Housing Status and Supportive Housing on the Health of Aboriginal People
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  20. Improving Services for People in Ottawa Who Smoke Crack
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  21. Individual, social, and environmental factors associated with initiating methamphetamine injection: implications for drug use and HIV prevention strategies
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  22. Individual and structural vulnerability among female youth who exchange sex for survival
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  23. Occupational stigma as a primary barrier to health care for street-based sex workers in Canada
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  24. Pathways to HIV risk and vulnerability among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered methamphetamine users: a multi-cohort gender-based analysis
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  25. Transmission clustering drives the onward spread of the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in Quebec
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  26. Volatile substance misuse: epidemiology in North America and association with HIV and other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections
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Legal issues

  1. Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission: Stakeholder Views and Beliefs and Effects on Behaviour
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  2. Criminals and Victims? The impact of the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure on African, Caribbean and black communities in Ontario
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  3. The problem of "significant risk": exploring the public health impact of criminalizing HIV non-disclosure
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Prevention approaches

  1. Do Crack Smoking Practices Change with the Introduction of Safer Crack Kits?
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  2. Evaluation of an emergency prevention program for mother to child transmission of HIV in British Columbia
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  3. The redlining of harm reduction programs
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Biomedical interventions

  1. HIV treatment as prevention
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  2. HIV Treatment as Prevention and the Role of Applied Social Science Research
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  3. HIV treatment as prevention among injection drug users
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  4. Injection drug use cessation and use of North America's first medically supervised safer injecting facility
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  5. Preparing Public Health for New HIV Prevention Technologies: A Road Map for Comprehensive Action in Canada
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  6. Police Perceptions of Supervised Consumption Sites (SCSs): A Qualitative Study
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  7. Public crack cocaine smoking and willingness to use a supervised inhalation facility: implications for street disorder
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