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Blog category: New knowledge

Estimating the size of the population of men who have sex with men in Metro Vancouver

Background

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV across Canada, provincially in British Columbia (BC) and locally in Vancouver.

In BC, MSM make up about half of new HIV infections as well...

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Harm reduction to prevent Hepatitis C reinfection: evidence from the largest study to-date

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The cure rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) treatment with newer direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents is very high (>95%). These treatments are also well-tolerated, bringing significant optimism to expanding treatment...

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HIV stigma and suicide among gay and bisexual men living with HIV

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High rates of suicide have been reported among people living with HIV, but there is little research that looks specifically at suicide among gay and bisexual men who are HIV positive. Existing studies only look at...

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Substance use, social disparities and the evolution of HIV/HCV infections in British Columbia

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Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV are global public health concerns. By the end of 2014 in Canada, an estimated 230,000–450,000 (0.66%–1.3%) individuals were infected with HCV and about 75,500 were living with HIV.

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Estimated sizes of key populations for HIV and HCV in BC

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It is well understood that a few key populations in British Columbia bear a disproportionately high burden of HIV and hepatitis C compared to the general population. These key populations include gay men and other...

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Search related content: populations, estimates, HIV, HCV, MSM, PWID

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