Mo is the Group Leader for the Psychosocial Aspects of HIV Prevention Research Group. Situated within the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, his program undertakes research to understand how mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and social networks impact HIV prevention norms among gay and bisexual men (GBM). With a specific focus on HIV treatment as prevention (TasP)/undetectable equals untransmissible (U=U) and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Mohamed’s research brings together an interdisciplinary team to understand the complex social contexts that affect HIV prevention and the broader health and wellbeing of GBM.
Mo is also a Research Fellow within the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. His lead authored publications were used to inform an update to the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) PrEP Guidelines, and cited by the World Health Organization, the United Nation, the Australian Governments Ministry of Health Eights National HIV Strategy, NSW Ministry of Health HIV Strategy, and two NGO strategies on mental health and illicit drug use.
Broad Research Areas:
Sexuality and sexual identity; Mental health. Transmission and prevention of HIV other sexually transmissible infections; Gay men's health; Sexual behaviour. Drug use and misuse. Subcultural affiliation.