Momentum

Momentum Health Study (Ongoing)

The Momentum Health Study is a longitudinal cohort of sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) over the age of 16 in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia. Recruitment began in February of 2012 and men are recruited by respondent-driven sampling, a form of peer-to-peer recruitment. Participants complete a behavioural questionnaire and complete HIV and other STI testing every six months. This study is coordinated by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in clinical partnership with the Vancouver Coastal Health STOP HIV/AIDS team and is funded by the National Institutes for Health (NIH), National Institutes for Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

Jamie I Forrest, Benjamin Stevenson, Ashleigh Rich, Warren Michelow, Jayaram Pai, Jody Jollimore, H. Fisher Raymond, David Moore, Robert S Hogg & Eric A Roth (2014) Community mapping and respondent-driven sampling of gay and bisexual men's communities in Vancouver, Canada Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care 16:3, 288-301. PubMed
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Roth EA, Michelow W, Forrest JI, Chan K, Shurgold S, Rich A, Schilder A, Moore D, Hogg RS. Determinants of recent sexual partnership distribution among Vancouver area men who have sex with men (MSM). 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR).

Michelow W, Roth EA, Forrest JI, Lal A, Moore D, Hogg RS. Group sex events for men who have sex with men (MSM) are associated with higher income, sensation-seeking, and high risk sexual encounters in Vancouver, British Columbia. 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR).

Forrest JI, Carter A, Ding E, Shurgold S, Brown J, Roth EA, Michelow W, Moore D, Hogg RS. No association found between younger men who have sex with men (MSM) and unprotected anal intercourse with unknown or opposite serostatus partner in a British Columbia cohort. 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR).

Forrest JI, Rich A, Chan K, Shurgold S, Roth EA, Michelow W, Schilder A, Patterson T, Moore D, Hogg RS, Montaner JS. Exploring HAART optimism and sexual altruism in a cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vancouver, British Columbia. 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR).

Rich A, Forrest JI, Small W, Michelow W, Moore D, Hogg RS, Roth EA. Narratives of sexual health knowledge, attitudes and beliefs: Informing the measurement of treatment optimism among gay, bisexual men. 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR).

Forrest JI, Stevenson B, Pai J, Michelow W, Roth EA, Raymond HF, Moore D, Hogg RS. Mapping a Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) strategy on the population of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vancouver, BC, Canada: Results from formative research. AIDS 2012. July 2012. Washington, DC.

Forrest JI, Lal A, Rich A, Michelow W, Morre D, Hogg RS & Roth EA. Challenges and opportunities in using Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) to recruit MSM for HIV bio-behavioural research. Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Research Conference. November 2012. Toronto, Ontario.
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Forrest JI, Stevenson B, Pai J, Michelow W, Roth EA, Moore D, & Hogg RS. Substance use preference and social-sexual desire in structuring social environments for MSM in Vancouver, BC: implications for Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS). 21st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR). April 2011. Montreal, Quebec.

Stevenson B, Forrest JI, Pai J, Michelow W, Roth EA, Moore D, & Hogg RS. The nature of MSM connectivity in Vancouver, BC and the importance of formative phase research for highlighting potential ‘bottlenecks’ within sub-networks when selecting optimal seeds for Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS). 21st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR). April 2011. Montreal, Quebec.

Lal A, Forrest JI, Chan K, Jollimore J, Shurgold S, Roth EA, Michelow W, Raymond HF, Moore D, Hogg RS. Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) and seed recruitment by GRINDR in a British Columbia cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM). 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR).

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