• The HIV Prevention Lab

    We conduct research on how to prevent HIV transmission among groups that are at a higher risk for acquiring HIV. We also conduct research on how to promote quality of life among people living with HIV.

  • Our Mission

    The mission of the HIV Prevention Lab is to conduct rigorous basic and applied research that can be used to prevent HIV transmission and promote positive sexual and mental health among vulnerable populations and people living with HIV.

  • Our Team

    Dr. Trevor Hart is the director of the HIV Prevention Lab and a current recipient of an Ontario HIV Treatment Network Applied Research Chair Award. The HIV Prevention Lab is staffed by Dr. Hart’s research team, consisting of four graduate students, a full-time lab manager, two full-time research coordinators, a post-doctoral fellow, and four research assistants.

Research Focus

Project THRIVE+

Project THRIVE+ (Project THRIVE Plus) is a 10 session individual cognitive behavioural therapy treatment to reduce trauma-related distress and…
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Engage is a 5-year Canadian collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations on HIV and sexual health among gay,…
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GQ Arousal Study

Erectile dysfunction has been associated with considerable mental health problems and is particularly prevalent among gay men. Psychological…
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GPS: Gay Poz Sex

This study will provide preliminary data on the effect size of a sexual health promotion program for HIV-positive…
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Recent News & EventsView All News & Events

  • Ryerson University Closed for Winter Break

    Please note that Ryerson University and the HIV Prevention Lab will be closed for the Winter Break from Saturday, December 23rd until Sunday, January 7th, reopening on Monday, January 8th. See you [...]

  • Joy Drive 2017

    The HIV Prevention Lab is collecting donations for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation's annual Joy Drive again this year! The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation’s Essentials Market is the [...]

  • Accessibility Notice: Dundas Street Construction

    Please note that the City of Toronto is replacing the watermain and streetcar tracks on Dundas Street from Yonge Street to Church Street. The construction has resulted in lane restrictions and the in [...]

  • Dr. Trevor Hart Interviewed by City News

    Dr. Trevor Hart spoke with City News on September 2, 2016 about Ontario's revised sexual education curriculum. The video can be found at the link below: http://www.citynews.ca/2016/09/02/video-thor [...]

  • Social Innovation and Action Research Award 2016

    This spring, lab director Dr. Trevor Hart received the Ryerson University Social Innovation and Action Research Award for his work on the Gay Poz Sex study. This award recognizes a researcher who exce [...]