Brazil-Canada initiative to improve youth sexual health intervention research
Summary: The Brazil-Canada Initiative gathers data generated in two settings (Vancouver, Canada; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) to offer a rich and diverse set of opportunities to characterize opportunities and gaps in HIV Treatment as Prevention approaches, with a strong emphasis on population health intervention ethics. The results are informing ethical and effective intervention practices at a population and individual level to address a serious and growing population (and personal) health problem – STI/HIV among young men.
Research Objectives: Using data collected through over 100 interviews with young men, service providers and policy makers in Brazil and Canada, the initiative is informing new strategies for STI/HIV testing service provision for young men.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jean Shoveller
Key Team Members: Dr. Rod Knight, Dr. Thais Camargo Medina Coeli
Partners: Institudo de Medicina Social, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and ABIA (Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association)
Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research