In this report, we outline key themes from a national stakeholder consultation on challenges, opportunities, and priorities for strengthening combination prevention among GBT2Q. Given that the project was conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted services and supports and exacerbated HIV and STBBI prevention needs, the challenges described in this report may be even greater and the need to act more urgent. However, new opportunities have also emerged following our consultations, including the introduction of HIV self-testing in Canada and an increase in the number of provinces and territories covering PrEP.
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) would like to recognize our community partners for this national policy consultation project: ACT, EMHC, Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH), Health Initiative for Men (HIM), OUTSaskatoon, MAX Ottawa, and RÉZO. We are also grateful to the participants at each of the regional consultation events for sharing their experience, knowledge, and insights, without which this report would not be possible.