Brazil-Canada initiative to improve youth sexual health intervention research

The Brazil-Canada Initiative gathers data generated in Vancouver, Canada and 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