The use of smartphone apps with geo-positioning technology have gained increasing popularity among gay, bisexual, two-spirit and other men who have sex with men (GB2M). In Ontario, communication via online/mobile technologies has become the most common means for GBM to find sexual partners.
Importantly, there is now growing evidence that online peer-based interventions have the potential for promoting HIV/STI prevention practices and behaviours among GB2M. Peer health interventions have been used successfully to modify sexual health practices and HIV risk behaviours. This study aims to address this gap and will help inform comprehensive online public health outreach for GB2M.
The Hornet Health Ambassador Study’s research team is an academic, public health, and a private/community partnership. Information on how to participate in this study coming soon!