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MOBILISE! Survey: who participated?

posted on 2017-03-03 / IN Results / 0 Comments

Between May 2016 and January 2017, 1028 individuals responded to at least a portion of our online questionnaire, and 714 (70%) of respondents completed it to the very end. On average, participants took 68 minutes to fill out the survey. The aim of the MOBILISE! Survey is to provide a picture of the current situation in Montreal for men who have sex with men – whether they are gay, bisexual, queer, straight; cis or transgender; HIV-positive or HIV-negative – in terms of the use of different strategies to prevent HIV and STI transmission and access to health services.

With respect to sexual orientation, a majority of respondents (85.3%) identify as homosexual or gay, 8.6% as bisexual, 5.2% in another way (queer, two-spirited) and 0.9% as heterosexual. In terms of HIV status, 10.3% of respondents do not know their HIV status and 74.3% are HIV-negative. Among the 15.4% of respondents who are HIV-positive, 95.3% had an undetectable viral load. With respect to gender identity, 94.6% of respondents are cisgender, 2.6% are transgender, and 2.7% are queer. Compared to cisgender and transgender respondents, those who identify as queer are less likely to know their HIV status.

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By Thomas Haig