Completed Studies

***Recruitment has ended for this study*** “You’re cute for a Brown guy.” Termed ‘microaggressions’, these statements reflect the subtle and often unintentional incursions that members of historically marginalized populations (e.g., gay and bisexual men, ethnic minorities) continue to face daily, resulting in psychological distress. With few exceptions, the literature on microaggressions rarely incorporates intersectional identities…

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Project THRIVE+ (Project THRIVE Plus) is a 10 session individual cognitive behavioural therapy treatment to reduce trauma-related distress and increase antiretroviral treatment adherence and engagement in HIV care in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men living with HIV. In this study, participants will be randomly assigned to receive 10 individual counselling sessions…

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Erectile dysfunction has been associated with considerable mental health problems and is particularly prevalent among gay men. Psychological treatment protocols for sexual dysfunctions aim at challenging beliefs and expectations about the importance of a “perfect sexual performance”. However, to date, little scientific evidence exists for the relationship between erectile dysfunction and sexual expectations. The main…

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GPS is a peer-delivered sexual health promotion and HIV prevention counselling program. The GPS program has 4 components: information provision regarding HIV and sexually transmitted infections, motivational interviewing counselling, sexual health behavioural skills building, and linkage to care. This adaptation grant has three goals: (1) establish a multi-region and multisectoral team that can deliver the revised…

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Pain when bottoming (i.e., receptive anal intercourse; when your partner inserts their penis or an object into your anus) is common, with approximately 12.5% to 18% of gay, bi, and queer men complaining of this difficulty. Unfortunately, little is known about the symptoms and causes of pain when bottoming as well as the impact this…

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Insomnia is a problem for approximately 75% of people living with HIV, which is much higher than the 6% to 10% of people with insomnia in the general population. It is currently unknown why the rate of insomnia is so high among people living with HIV, and because of this, they are often excluded from…

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This study will provide preliminary data on the effect size of a sexual health promotion program for HIV-positive gay, bisexual, and other 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…

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