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.

ML Miller, D van Niekerk, M P Granger, R Taylor, TM Lampinen, KJ Chan, AJ Schilder, RS Hogg, RS Hogg, D Cook. Self collection for anal cancer screening in gay men. The XV International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. MoPeB3270.

Kuyper LM, Lampinen TM, Chan K, Miller ML, Schilder A, Hogg RS. Similar sexual behaviours with casual partners among gay men with and without a regular partner. Sex Transm Dis. 2005 Mar;32(3):203-5. PubMed
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Schilder AJ, Lampinen TM, Miller ML, Hogg RS. Crystal methamphetamine and ecstacy differ in relation to unsafe sex among young gay men. Can J Public Health. 2005 Sep-Oct;96(5):340-3. PubMed
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M Botnick, B Coleman, SL Martindale, ML Miller, RS Hogg. Trust, risk, intimacy and HIV in a cohort of HIV-negative gay men. The XIV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. E11610.

C S Buchner, A J Schilder, M L Miller, S L Martindale, M T Schechter, M V O’Shaughnessy, R S Hogg, P Spittal. Beliefs about “cum,” condoms and intimacy among young gay men (YGM) in the context of rising HIV incidence in Vancouver.The XIV International AIDS Conference Abstract no. WePeE6541.

A J Schilder, C Buchner, M L Miller, S L Martindale, M T Schechter, M V O’Shaughnessy, R S Hogg, P Spittal. A process of vulnerableization exacerbates the risk of HIV infection among young gay men (YGM). The XIV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. WePeE6540.

M Botnick, B Coleman, S L Martindale, ML Miller, RS Hogg. First person narratives: Unprotected anal intercourse and risk assessment amongst a cohort of gay-identified HIV-negative men. The XIV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. E11611

S L Martindale, M L Miller, K Chan, K J P Craib, R S Hogg. HIV optimism, complacency, barebacking and lack of prevention campaigns cited as reasons for HIV increase in Vancouver. The XIV International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. D11336.

K Chan, K Li, A E Weber, S Martindale, M L Miller, R S Hogg. Distinct risk profiles of injection drug using men who have sex with men (IDU/MSM) in two prospective cohorts in Vancouver. The XIV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. C10766.

A E Weber, J Otis, K Chan, R Lavoie, S Martindale, R Leclerc, ML Miller, B Turmel, KJP Craib, M Alary, MT Schechter, RS Hogg. High-Risk Sexual Behaviour among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Two Canadian Cohorts: Implications for intervention. The XIV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. MoPeC3455.

E Press, K Chan, S Martindale , M L Miller, P Granger, R Hogg. The relationship between sociodemographic background, sexual behaviour, and HIV on self-reported anogenital anal warts among men who have sex with men.The XIV International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. ThPeC7541.

M L Miller, A J Schilder, C S Buchner, S L Martindale, K Chan, K J P Craib, M V O’Shaughnessy, R S Hogg, P Spittal. Reflections on the concept of HIV treatment optimism by young gay men (YGM) in the context of risking HIV incidence in Vancouver. The XIV International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. ThOrD1454.

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