Unzipping Prevention: Gay and Bisexual Men’s Acceptability of Treatment as Prevention and “U=U”

Unzipping Prevention seeks to understand how cis and trans men, nonbinary people, and Two-Spirit people who identify as gay, bisexual, or queer, understand the Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) HIV prevention campaign and other strategies to reduce HIV transmission.
Through a four-phase study, we will be conducting interviews and a survey with these groups, as well as interviews with service providers, to understand how they implement experiences with the U=U campaign. We seek to understand any relationship between U=U, the ongoing cultural conversation about it, and sexual behaviours. In the final stage, we seek to disseminate the knowledge gained from the study back into community spaces and relevant public health and service organizations.
Unzipping Prevention is a community-based research project conducted at the University of Toronto, in partnership with the Two-Spirited People of the 1st Nations, and Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black-CAP). It is funded by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and is also in partnership with the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC).
Team members:
Kasheena Reid, Peer RA (with Two-Spirited People of the 1st Nations)
Jermane Hall, Peer RA (with Black-CAP)
David Collict, PhD RA
Drew Lu McLean, MSW RA