The Sexual Confidence Study

This study will provide pilot data for an innovative HIV prevention intervention for HIV-negative MSM who experience social anxiety, and resultantly, resort to alcohol or substances use to reduce the anxiety. This intervention builds upon empirically supported interventions to reduce HIV risk among MSM and cognitive-behavioural therapy to reduce social anxiety. Under the supervision of Dr. Hart, the HIV Prevention Lab’s graduate students conduct assessments and provide counselling for the study participants.

Dr. Hart is the Principal Investigator on this study. This study is currently supported by an Operating Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, with support from the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network.

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