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Psychosocial Aspects of HIV Prevention Research Group

The Psychosocial Aspects of HIV Prevention Research Group 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), our research brings together an interdisciplinary team to understand the complex social contexts that affect HIV prevention and the broader health and wellbeing of GBM.

Situated within the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program, our research is guided by principles of community engagement, and we work directly with affected communities, practitioners, policymakers, and other researchers. Through these collaborations, our research informs and shapes policy around clinical practice, service delivery, and health implementation strategies to ensure our research contributes to the meaningful improvement to the health outcomes of GBM.