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Improving the health and well-being of men who have sex with men in the Interior of British Columbia

Principal Investigators: Susan Holtzman, Daryle Roberts
Co-Investigators: Kevin Saya-Moore, Zach Walsh, Eli Puterman
Funding Agency: The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, Research Interest Group Grant
Total: $10,000
Project Period: 2010-2011
Abstract:     This project, a collaboration between UBC Okanagan, the Living Positive Resource Centre-Okanagan and the University of California, San Francisco, aims to understand and improve upon the health and well-being of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Interior of BC. The primary goals are to describe the health of MSM, begin to identify risk factors for poor health, and understand barriers to accessing care. The findings will be disseminated to local health care professionals and MSM and contribute toward the development of a CIHR grant proposal.

Reports, Presentations & Publications:

Holtzman, S., Landis, L., Walsh, Z., Puterman, E., Roberts, D., & Saya-Moore, K. (2016). Predictors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men: A focus on men living outside major urban centres in Canada. AIDS Care, 28(6), 705-711.  doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1164288

Landis, L., Holtzman, S., Walsh, W., & Puterman, E. (2012, June). Predictors of HIV Testing among men who have sex with men living in a non-urban centre. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.  [This poster won the Henry Minton Award for Excellence in Research awarded by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues section of CPA.]

Drabot, K. (2012, March 12). Improving the health of men who have sex with men: Engaging local physicians. Oral presentation at the UBC Okanagan Research Rodeo, Kelowna, BC. (Award winner)

Drabot, K. (2011, November). Improving the health of men who have sex with men: Engaging local physicians. Presented at the Gay Men's Health Summit, Vancouver, BC.

Shlomi, H., Betts, T., Walsh, Z., Roberts, D., Puterman, E., & Holtzman, S. (2011, June). The health and well-being of men who have sex with men in the Interior of British Columbia. Poster presented at the 72nd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Holtzman, S., Drabot, K. (2011). Improving men's health in the Interior of BC: A focus on MSM. PowerPoint presentation. Kelowna, BC.

To view the presentation in PowerPoint with slide animation, please click on the link below:
Improving the Health of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) (PPT)

To view the presentation as a PDF, please click on the link below:
Improving the Health of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) (PDF)

Media        

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, Info Tel News; June 5, 2016. http://infotel.ca/newsitem/men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-small-cities-less-likely-to-be-tested-for-hiv/it31360

HIV testing less likely in smaller centre, according to UBCO study, KelownaNow; June 4, 2016. https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/science/news/Science/16/06/04/HIV_testing_less_likely_in_smaller_centres_according_to_UBCO_study/

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV,Technobahn; June 3, 2016. http://w2.technobahn.com/articles/2016060215430057.html

In small cities, men who have sex with men less likely to get tested for HIV; CBC News, June 3, 2016. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/hiv-testing-small-cities-1.3615419

In small cities, men who have sex with men les likely to get tested for HIV, Yahoo! New Canada; June 3, 2016. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/gay-men-small-cities-less-174400823.html

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, ScienceNewsline; June 2, 2016. http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2016060215430057.html

Men having sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV: UBC study, Vancouver Sun; June 2, 2016. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/men-having-sex-with-men-in-small-cities-less-likely-to-be-tested-for-hiv-ubc-study

Men outside urban centres less likely to get HIV-testing, UBC study finds, The Georgia Straight; June 2, 2016. http://www.straight.com/life/710671/men-outside-urban-centres-less-likely-get-hiv-testing-ubc-study-finds

Men in smaller cities reluctant to test for HIV, Kelowna Capital News; June 2, 2016. http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/381674291.html

Men in smaller cities reluctant to test for HIV, Lake Country Calendar; June 2, 2016. http://www.lakecountrycalendar.com/news/381674291.html

Men in smaller cities reluctant to test for HIV, BCLocalNews.com; June 2, 2016. http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/381674291.html

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, Health Canal; June 2, 2016. http://www.healthcanal.com/infections/hiv-and-aids/73274-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-small-cities-less-likely-to-be-tested-for-hiv.html

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, Noodls; June 2, 2016. http://www.noodls.com/view/CE7AABC04D9E41C01B50D0A90973F6A8A1B77BB6

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, British Columbia News; June 2, 2016. http://www.britishcolumbia.name/news/men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-small-cities-less-likely-to-be-tested-for-hiv/

Gay men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, Medindia; June 2, 2016. http://www.medindia.net/news/gay-men-in-small-cities-less-likely-to-be-tested-for-hiv-160450-1.htm

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, Medical Express; June 2, 2016. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-06-men-sex-small-cities-hiv.html

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, Castanet.net; June 2, 2016. http://www.castanet.net/news/Campus-Life/167206/Men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-small-cities-less-likely-to-be-tested-for-HIV

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, EurekAlert!; June 2, 2016. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/uobc-mwh060116.php

Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV, UBC Okanagan; June 2, 2016. https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2016/06/02/men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-small-cities-less-likely-to-be-tested-for-hiv/

UBC study finds lower HIV testing rates among gay men living in small cities, The Medical News; June 1, 2016. http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160602/UBC-study-finds-lower-HIV-testing-rates-among-gay-men-living-in-small-cities.aspx

Knowledge of gay men's health reflects big city experience, Xtra Magazine; December 23, 2011.
http://www.xtra.ca/public/Vancouver/Knowledge_of_gay_mens_health_reflects_big_city_experience-11310.aspx

Student Research      Landis, L. Predictors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men.
Undergraduate honours thesis in psychology. 
Faculty Supervisor: S. Holtzman

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