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Mar28

Group support program for mixed serostatus couples in Toronto

Friday, 28 March 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Research, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Are you in a relationship, where one partner is HIV-positive and the other partner is HIV-negative? Contact them fpr more information, says ACT.

Group support program for mixed serostatus couples in Toronto

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), David Kelly Services/Family Service Toronto (FST), Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Centre for Spanish Speaking People (CSSP), and the Village Family Health Team are conducting research into group support programs for serodiscordant couples. As part of this research, we are developing a pilot psychoeducational support group for gay and bisexual men in same-sex serodiscordant relationships.

We are looking for couples (you and your partner) to participate together in a 10-week psychoeducational support group - where you can learn and discuss issues related to serodiscordant relationships with peers in a supportive environment. You will also be asked to participate in planning and evaluation activities for the group.

Some of the issues that could be discussed in the group include sex and intimacy, transmission of HIV and STI’s, treatment, stigma, disclosure, and mental health.

Your participation may help to improve or develop programs and services for serodiscordant couples.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Andrew Eaton, ACT's Group Programming Coordinator, at 416-340-8484 ext. 283 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This project has received approval from the University of Toronto HIV Research Ethics Board and the Mount Sinai Hospital Research Ethics Board. If you have any concerns of questions about ethical issues related to this study, please contact:

University of Toronto Research Ethics Board: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 416-946-3273 

Mount Sinai Hospital Research Ethics Board: 416-586-4875 

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