This study will provide preliminary data on the effect size of a sexual health promotion program for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). This community-based research study is directed by the Poz Prevention Working Group, a group with a majority membership of HIV-positive gay men, which is associated with the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH). The Poz Prevention Working Group and GMSH work to promote sexual health and prevent transmission of sexually transmitted infections and HIV among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men. The study is in its Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) phase and currently operates in Toronto and Vancouver. GPS is a sexual health promotion program, which uses a group counselling format with HIV-positive gay men as peer facilitators. GPS participants have told us they have really enjoyed the program, and preliminary data shows that it reduces participants’ feelings of loneliness may help to improve sexual health outcomes.
Dr. Hart is Principal Investigator on this study with Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Barry Adam, Director of Prevention at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and University Professor at the University of Windsor.
For more information, please visit the GPS website at GayPozSex.org