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.

A J Schilder, C S Buchner, M L Miller, S L Martindale, M T Schechter, M V O’Shaughnessy, R S Hogg, P Spittal. Sex, Intimacy and power: The lived experiences of young gay men (YGM) in the context of rising HIV infections in Vancouver. The XIV International AIDS Conference. Abstract no. E11612.

O’Connell JM, Lampinen TM, Weber AE, Chan K, Miller ML, Schechter MT, Hogg RS. Sexual Risk profile of young men in Vancouver, British Columbia, who have sex with men and inject drugs. AIDS Behav. 2004 Mar;8(1):17-23. PubMed
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Rusch M, Lampinen TM, Schilder A, Hogg RS. Unprotected anal intercourse associated with recreational drug use among young men who have sex with men depends on partner type and intercourse role. Sex Tranam Dis. 2004 Aug;31(8):492-8. PubMed
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Ratner PA, Johnson JL, Shoveller JA, Chan K, Martindale SL, Schilder AJ, Botnick MR, Hogg RS. Non-consensual sex experienced by men who have sex with men: prevalence and association with mental health. Patient Educ Couns. 2003 Jan;49(1):67-74.

Guillemi S.A., Hogg R, Ruth J, Taylor R, Montaner J.S. High frequency of Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions among HIV+ MSM evaluated at the Anal Dysplasia Clinic (ADC). The 3rd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenisis and Treatment. Abstract no. TuPe 1.3C05.

Weber AE, Craib KJ, Chan K, Martindale S, Miller ML, Cook DA, Schechter MT, Hogg RS. Determinants of HIV seroconversion in an era of decreasing HIV Infection among young gay and bisexual men. AIDS. 2003 Mar 28;17(5):774-7. PubMed

Botnick MR, Heath KV, Cornelisse PG, Strathdee SA, Martindale SL, Hogg RS. Correlates of suicide attempts in an open cohort of young men who have sex with men. Can J Public Health. 2002 Jan-Feb;93(1):59-62. PubMed
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O’Connell JM, Hogg RS, Chan K, Strathdee SA, McLean N, Martindale SL, Willoughby B, Remis R. Willingness to participate and enreoll in a phase 3 preventative HIV-1 vaccine trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2002 Dec 15;31(5):521-8. PubMed
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O’connell J, Chan K, Plaseczna M, Montaner J, O’shaughnessy M, Remis R, Hogg R. Unstable Housing And Beliefs Of Infection Predict Willingness To Participate In A Vaccine Trial Among Young Gay And Bisexual Men In Vancouver. The 1st IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment: Abstract no. 409.

Schilder AJ, Kennedy C, Goldstone IL, Ogden RD, Hogg RS, O’Shaughnessy MV. “Being dealt with as a whole person.” Care seeking and adherence: the benefits of culturally competent care. Soc Sci Med. 2001 Jun;52(11):1643-59. PubMed
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Hogg RS, Weber AE, Chan K, Martindale S, Cook D, Miller ML, Craib KJ. Increasing incidence of HIV infections among young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver. AIDS. 2001 Jul 6;15(10):1321-2. PubMed
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Weber AE, Chan K, George C, Hogg RS, Remis RS, Martindale S, Otis J, Miller ML, Vincelette J, Craib KJ, Masse B, Schechter MT, LeClerc R, Lavoie R, Turmal B, Parent R, Alary M. Risk factors associated with HIV infection among young gay and bisexual men in Canada. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2001 Sept;28(1):81. PubMed
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