Momentum is a sexual health study for men in the Greater Vancouver Area.

The Engage Study Office is closed until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All study visits are cancelled, and we are not booking new study visits at this time.

If you recently completed a study visit with us, our nurse will contact you to review your STI testing results.

Our teams are discussing next steps and we will keep you informed of decisions as they are made.

<strong>The Engage Study Office is closed until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.</strong>

What can I get for participating?

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A $2000 travel reward from Flight Centre

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A $250 Apple Store gift card

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Up to $140 in cash

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What can I expect at my appointment?


Study Overview (10 mins)
Our trained study staff will review the main procedures of the study with you. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and all information will be kept completely secure and confidential at all times.
Questionnaire (90 mins)
Our questionnaire, which is computer-​based and self-administered, will take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to complete. You’ll be asked to recall your behaviour in the past six months on topics such as mental health, sexual behaviour, and substance use. The questionnaire will also ask you about your attitudes and beliefs regarding HIV risk, and knowledge of HIV and treat­ment as prevention.
Clinical Component (30 mins)
A registered nurse from VCH will conduct the clinical component of our study. The nurse will collect some brief information about your health, administer a point-of-care rapid HIV test, and collect two small blood samples for syphilis, hepatitis B and C testing. We also offer, at your request, other clinically relevant sexual health services, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea testing and treatment and healthcare referrals.