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Youth, Disability, HIV Vulnerability and Prevention

Youth, Disability, HIV Vulnerability and Prevention

Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR)

The project was conceived given the lack of research on the HIV prevention needs of this vulnerable group despite confluence of risk factors and the existence of approximately 300,000 Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 24 living with disabilities. The proposed study aims to address this gap in research by working with youth with disabilities to examine vulnerabilities to HIV and to identify methods for effectively delivering HIV prevention strategies to this population.

Researcher: PI: Sarah Flicker, Co-PIs: Marcia Rioux, Denise Nepveux, Robb Travers (Laurier), June Larkin (UofT) Stephanie Nixon (UofT), and Trevor Hart (Ryerson)

Project Theme: Global Inequalities