Overcoming the Challenges of Integrating New HIV Prevention Information for Gay Men Service Providers

Event Date: 
29 June 2016, 13:00 EDT

This webinar, hosted by CATIE, presents information and learnings from the Resonance Project, and is intended for service providers who work in HIV prevention with gay men.

With new biomedical HIV prevention information, service providers face complex challenges in providing HIV prevention messages, advice and counselling to community members.

The webinar will highlight how service providers are

  • framing new HIV prevention technologies and approaches to enhance communication with service users
  • addressing the values that influence their prevention messaging and risk counselling strategies
  • helping gay men navigate new HIV prevention information
  • helping clients assess their own risk tolerance

The webinar includes an interactive component to allow service providers to reflect and share their personal challenges and successes around this topic.

Download the Resonance Project Community Report (PDF)

About the Presenter:

San Patten lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she works as a health research and evaluation consultant. She completed a master’s degree in community health sciences at the University of Calgary. San is an adjunct professor in sociology at Mount Allison University, teaches at the University of Alberta (School of Public Health) and is a co-investigator of the Centre for HIV Prevention Social Research based at the University of Toronto. Much of San’s recent work is focused on new HIV prevention technologies.  

Please note that in earlier KTE opportunities (Positive Lite article, PIF article, webinar), we focused on what gay men and their service providers are saying about biomedical technologies – specifically PrEP and undetectable viral load.


The Resonance Project: Emerging Biomedical Discourses and Decisions within Gay Men’s Knowledge Networks is a national community-based research study.


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