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June marks Pride Month, where millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer people will gather at parties and parades to celebrate LGBTQ rights and the transformational impact these communities have made. Dr. Trevor A. Hart, of the HIV Prevention Lab and Professor and Director at Toronto Metropolitan University’s of Psychology Department of Psychology, believes the…

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Many chronic conditions are linked to an increased risk of mental health issues, and HIV is no different. People living with the virus are at higher risk of developing mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Conversely, people living with mental health issues may be at higher risk of contracting HIV. “Anxiety, depression, and substance use…

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As loneliness and social isolation become increasingly pervasive, Dr. Shayna Skakoon-Sparling is focussing on how they affect gay, bisexual and queer men (GBQM). A postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Trevor Hart’s HIV Prevention Lab, Dr. Skakoon-Sparling has received a $99,800 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant to examine the modern context of online and…

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Le français suit. Dear Colleagues, The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) wants to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to and delivery of STBBI prevention, testing, treatment, and harm reductions services. You are receiving this email because you play an important role in Canada’s response to STBBI.   PHAC is launching a COVID-19…

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Dear colleagues, We are requesting signatures from university researchers, academics, and public policy experts in Canada for an open letter that calls on all levels of government and professional regulatory bodies to take action by passing legislation and/or policies to prohibit the practice of “conversion therapy” in Canada. You can view the open letter and…

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