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Vanguard

The Vanguard Project (1995-2002)

The Vanguard Project is a study of HIV rates and risk factors in young men between the ages of 15 and 30, who self-identify as gay or bisexual, in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. Recruitment began in May 1995 and ended in March 2002 and men were recruited through posters, advertising and word-of-moth. Participants completed annual self-administered questionnaires and provided blood samples for HIV testing either annually or every 6 months. The study is coordinated by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, which is a joint project of St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia, and funded by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Health Canada), the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

T. Lampinen, R. Baggaley, G. Garnett, K. Chan, N. Gataric, J. Monataner, R. Hogg. A major determinant of recent increases in HIV incidence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in British Columbia (BC): deferred initiation of antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 2006 – XVI International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. MOPE0500.

Lampinen TM, Miller ML, Chan K, Anema A, Van Niekerk D, Schilder AJ, Taylor R, Hogg RS. Randomized cinlical evaluation of self-screening for anal cancer precursors in men who have sex with men. Cytojournal. 2006 Mar 20;3:4. PubMed
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Lampinen TM, Latulippe L, Van Niekerk D, Schilder AJ, Miller ML, Anema A, Hogg RS. Illustrated instructions for self-collection of anorectal swab specimens and their adequacy of cytological examination. Sex Transm Dis. 2006 Jun;33(6):386-8. PubMed
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Martin I, Lampinen TM, McGhee D. Methamphetamine use among marginalized youth in British Columbia. Can J Public Health. 2006 Jul-Aug;97(4)320-4. PubMed
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Brailstein P, Asselin JJ, Schilder A, Miller ML, Laliberte N, Schechter MT, Hogg RS. Sexual violence among two populations of men at high risk of HIV Infection. AIDS Care. 2006 Oct;18(7):681-9. PubMed
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Lampinen TM, Bonner SJ, Rusch M, Hogg RS. High prevalence of smoking among urban-dwelling Canadian men who have sex with men. J Urban Health. 2006 Nov;83(6):1143-50. PubMed
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C George, M Alary, J Otis, RS Hogg, Remis, B Turmel, R LeClerc, R Lavoie, J Vincelette, R Parent, B Masse, K Chan, AE Weber, S Martindale, ML Miller, KP Craib, MT Schecter. Immigrant White Canadian men who have sex with other men (MSM) are at an increased risk for HIV compared to other Canadians. The XV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. WePeC6063.

TM Lampinen, KJ Chan, P Banks, ML Miller, AJ Schilder, MT Schechter, RS Hogg. Prospective evaluation of a multi-media HIV prevention campaign targeting gay men living in Vancouver, British Columbia. The XV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. E12881.

TM Lampinen, AJ Schilder, ML Miller, KJ Chan, MT Schechter, RS Hogg. Substance use among gay Men specific to encounters with casual sexual partners of unknown HIV serostatus: Relation to high risk sex. The XV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. WePeC6158

AJ Schilder, TM Lampinen, ML Miller, S, Rintoul, W Jeffery, K McErlane, MT Schechter, RS Hogg. Methamphetamine: relation to sexual risk behaviours of young gay men and inadvertent consumption in tablets sold as ecstasy. The XV International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. WePeD6329.

ML Miller, TM Lampinen, KJ Chan, AJ Schilder, MT Schechter, RS Hogg. Sexual risk reduction counseling of young Canadian gay men by their health care providers. The XV International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. D12856.

T M Lampinen, KJ Chan, ML Miller, AJ Schilder, MT Schechter, RS Hogg. Queer bashing in Vancouver, British Columbia. A prospective cohort study. The XV International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. WePeD6546.