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Blog category: New knowledge

Risk factors for repeat syphilis infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in British Columbia, 2005-2014

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The rates of infectious syphilis have substantially increased over the past decade. Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) represent almost two thirds of all syphilis diagnoses in British Columbia...

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Predictors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men: a focus on men living outside major urban centres in Canada

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Men who have sex with men (MSM) represent almost half of new HIV infections in Canada each year. However, the vast majority of research on HIV testing among MSM has been conducted in major urban centres.

The...

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Teen girls: sexual orientation is not always a predictor of sexual behaviour

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Previous research has documented that lesbian and bisexual adolescent girls are at higher risk of engaging in a range of sexual behaviours compared to heterosexual girls. Less is known about the behaviours of...

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Becoming “undetectable”: a significant sexual and psychological milestone for many gay men after their HIV diagnosis

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In recent years, increasing emphasis has been placed on understanding the...

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Making the most of a new HIV testing technology

There are a lot of new test technologies in the pipeline: both new types of tests in the works, such as rapid syphilis tests or point-of-care HIV viral load testing, and new ways to use existing tests, such as self-testing or online...

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