Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo

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Statistical associations between substance use and seroconversion among gay and bisexual men abound. However, these associations often ignore men's own interpretations of their seroconversion. Using in-depth interviews with gay and bisexual men who reported using drugs or alcohol at the time of their seroconversion, we identify how these men explain the(More)
This investigation was motivated by physician reports that patient compliments often raise 'red flags' for them, raising questions about whether compliments are being used in the service of achieving some kind of advantage. Our goal was to understand physician discomfort with patient compliments through analyses of audiotaped surgeon-patient encounters.(More)
Objectives Although ample research associates drug use and sexual risk-taking of men who have sex with men (MSM), very little research attempts to understand MSM’s subjective meanings and overall intended functions of drug use during sexual behaviors. This qualitative study explored (1) the relationship between substance use and sexual behaviors and (2) the(More)
The provision of a positive HIV antibody test result and the direction and support given to the test recipient are critical components of care and prevention. There has been little research that describes what happens in such interactions between recipient and provider. The impact on the test provider of delivering the HIV test result is an important issue(More)
Gay men's health typically relies on traditional forms of qualitative analysis, such as thematic analysis, and would benefit from a diversity of analytic approaches. Such diversity offers public health researchers a breadth of tools to address different kinds of research questions and, thus, substantiate different types of social phenomenon relevant to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV prevalence and co-infection, and to examine variables associated with infection in a community sample of men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS Data were from an anonymous, cross-sectional study (N=5080) in Canada. Men self-completed a questionnaire and provided an optional saliva specimen for HCV(More)
HIV research and prevention commonly cite disinhibition theory as an explanation for HIV infection among gay men. Analyzing qualitative interview data in which men talk about recreational substance use and their safer sex practices, we interrogate the concept of disinhibition theory from a discursive perspective. From this perspective, we treat talk not as(More)
While condom use remains one of the most effective measures to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV, decreasing attention appears to be given to its importance and techniques of effective use relative to potential biomedical technologies. This paper focuses on delayed condom application (DCA), one practice which has been implicated in HIV transmission(More)
BACKGROUND Research on harm reduction has typically focused on broad-based or organisational strategies such as needle exchange and opiate substitute programmes. Less attention has been paid to the self-directed harm reduction practices of substance users themselves. Few studies have focused on sexual minority populations such as gay and bisexual men and(More)
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