DIAGNOSIS OF HIV AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDS) IN HIGH-RISK POPULATION (MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN WHO USE CHEMSEX)
- To identify the prevalence of the use of Chemsex.
- Provide diagnostic screenings of HIV and other STDs in this high-risk population.
- To train health workers at the hospital in non-HIV-Infectious Diseases areas and local NGO in Chemsex and HIV-STD signs and symptoms, in order to suspect this high-risk population and contact the HIV Unit.
High prevalence of unprotected sexual risk practices, poly drug use and slamming are found in our MSM Chemsex users cohort. The prevalence of HCV and other asymptomatic STDs is very common in this population. Specific risk reduction strategies are necessary in this population.
This study is the first attempt to implement the distribution of HIV Home-based Self-Testing (HIVST) within an emergency medicine setting to increase the coverage of HIV screening and the subsequent linkage to care of PLHIV in Jamaica.
The First "90": Feasibility and Acceptability of Implementing Training and Development to Support Successful Adoption of Opt Out HIV Testing in the Emergency and Acute Medical Settings in a Suburban Centre
In an effort to increase early diagnosis of HIV and improve linkage to care, this project evaluates the impact of a comprehensive training package to support opt out HIV testing.
The Use of Patient Reported Outcomes to Increase Viral Suppression Among Latino MSM in the United States
This study investigates barriers and facilitators specifically among foreign and US born Spanish and English-speaking Latino MSM.