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The CIHR Team in the Study of Acute HIV Infection in Gay Men includes researchers from sociology, public health, and clinical research, and was an opportunity for collaboration within public health disciplines. The CIHR Team also developed partnerships with a variety of community-based organizations, including Positive Living BC and Health Initiative for Men.

Study Team:

-Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Rekart (BCCDC)
-Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Babak Pourbohloul (BCCDC)
-Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Gilbert (BCCDC),
-Co-Investigators: Drs. Malcolm Steinberg (SFU), Mel Krajden (BCCDC), Gina Ogilvie (BCCDC), Benedikt Fischer (SFU/CARBC), Terry Trussler (CBRC), David Patrick (UBC), and Daniel Coombs (UBC).
-Post-doctoral fellow: Dr. Daniel Grace

Operational Team:

-Research Program Manager: Michael Kwag
-Research Assistants: Sarah Chown, Jody Jollimore, Robin Parry
-Study Counsellor: Bill Coleman
-Research Administrators: Annelies Becu, Cory Genereaux
-Research Advisor: Darlene Taylor

Study Partners:

Partner Agencies:
-BC Centre for Disease Control
-University of British Columbia
-University of Victoria
-Community Based Research Centre
-Public Health Agency of Canada
-Georgia State University
-University of North Carolina
-Simon Fraser University

Community Partners
-Positive Living BC
-Health Initiative for Men
-AIDS Vancouver
-AIDS Vancouver Island