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OBJECTIVE To determine temporal trends in unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among men who have sex with men (MSM) participating in the Omega Cohort Study, 1997 through 2003. METHODS The Omega Cohort Study was a longitudinal study of HIV-negative MSM aged 16 years or older and living in Montreal. Participants completed self-administered questionnaires and(More)
STUDY DESIGN A population-based, longitudinal, mailed survey was conducted. OBJECTIVE To investigate the 6-month incidence and determinants of clinically significant low back pain in the Saskatchewan adult population. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Few studies have investigated the incidence of significant low back pain in general populations. When(More)
To monitor HIV incidence we tested a cohort of men who have sex with men in Montreal for HIV every 6 months. Between 1996 and 2001, 17 out of 1244 participants seroconverted, for an HIV incidence of 0.56 per 100 person-years (py) (95% CL 0.29, 0.83). The incidence decreased over the study period, from 0.75 to 0.34 per 100 py; which was not statistically(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine factors associated with sexual activity and inconsistent condom use among high-school girls in Dominica. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted at five high-schools in Dominica in 2000 to assess behaviour that may put high-school girls at risk for HIV The main outcome variable, sexual activity, was defined as vaginal or anal(More)
A growing body of literature has highlighted the increased prevalence of body image concerns and associations with health outcomes among gay and bisexual men (GBM). Little research, however, has examined the link between body image and social oppression for ethnoracialized GBM. Using an intersectionality lens and qualitative inductive analysis, data were(More)
The Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS Principle (GIPA) has been a core commitment for many people involved in the community-based HIV/AIDS movement. GIPA refers to the inclusion of people living with HIV/AIDS in service delivery and decision-making processes that affect their lives. Despite its central importance to the movement, it has(More)
In Canada, there is a paucity of research aimed at understanding Black gay men and the antecedents to risk factors for HIV. This study is an attempt to move beyond risk factor analysis and explore the role of sexual and ethnic communities in the lives of these men. The study utilized a community-based research and critical race theory approach.(More)