Congratulations Stephen Cho!

The Options Lab is happy to announce that our student, Stephen Cho’s abstract has been accepted for a POSTER presentation at the 31st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2022), being held online April 27 – 29, 2022! The title of his work is: Identifying candidate instruments for measuring HIV-related anxiety in HIV PrEP […]

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Congratulations Yasamin Sadeghi!

Our team is happy to announce that our student, Yasamin Sadeghi’s abstract has been accepted for a POSTER presentation at the 31st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2022), being held online April 27 – 29, 2022! The title of her work is: Demographic, Sexual Health and Provider Related Characteristics of Women using PrEP […]

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Webinar: The Future of PrEP is Now! – Where are we going?

This webinar, presented by CATIE and the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) in partnership with The Future of PrEP is Now research team, is the second in a series of webinars on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Since its arrival on the scene, PrEP has been a game changer in preventing HIV transmission. PrEP is currently only available in Canada […]

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Congratulations Ashan!

Back in November 2021, our very own Ashan Wijesinghe was the recipient of an IMS International Graduate Student scholarship! It’s an entrance award that has a value of $10,000 which is given to international students who have maintained an annual average of A- in their undergrad program. Congratulations!

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Robinson Truong has abstract accepted to primary care conference

Rob is an Options Lab graduate student in the MSc program at the Institute of Medical Science at The University of Toronto, and his thesis-related work on strategies for supporting gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in coming out to their health care providers has been accepted for presentation at one […]

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Truong & Tang Systematic Review – the impact of oral tetracycline-class antibiotics on risk of resistance in normal flora

Options Lab trainees Robinson Truong (MSc candidate) and Vincent Tang (summer student 2019) published their systematic review on the resistance risks of doxycycline as STI prophylaxis.  Congrats team! Read it here! https://academic.oup.com/jacamr/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jacamr/dlac009/6530702

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Scholarships now available to attend IAS 2022 in Montreal!

The International AIDS Society is bringing the World AIDS Conference back to Canada from 29 July – 2 August 2022, in Montreal.  Darrell is on the Governing Council of the IAS and the Options Lab encourages our network of collaborators to participate. We especially encourage community members and people representing/working with historically marginalized communities to […]

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World AIDS Day – December 1st, 2021

Dr. Darrell Tan had the privilege of doing an interview for The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO discussing some parallels between AIDS research/HIV and the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Sharon Walmsley and Dr. Tan later discuss treatments and prevention of HIV. Watch the interview below and give it a like and share with family & friends!

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Attia Qamar wins the St. Michael’s Hospital Culture of Discovery Award!

As St. Michael’s Hospital closes the 6th annual research month, the hospital gives thanks to every individual that was involved. Research Month is a time to celebrate the impact that research makes on policy, practice, and most importantly, patients. This year, we had 38 events spanning over 30 days. Such an incredible accomplishment! This is […]

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