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Background and Contexts:

  • A keynote by Dr. Winston Husbands at the 2022 CAHR Conference – It is an important contextual piece of information for weSpeak + health of Black communities in Canada — 
  • Husbands, W., Oakes, W., Mbulaheni, T., Ongoïba, F., Pierre-Pierre, V., & Luyombya, H. (2020). Resourceful masculinities: Exploring heterosexual Bijulack men’s vulnerability to HIV in Ontario, Canada. Ethnicity & Health, 25(1), 17-33.

weSpeak Results:

  1. Husbands, W., Etowa, J., Oakes, W., Omorodion, F., Luginaah, I., Etowa, E., Ghose, B., & Wong, J. P. (2021). Advancing research for HIV prevention among African, Caribbean and Black men: Protocol for a multisite cross-sectional study in Ontario (weSpeak study). Medicine (Baltimore)100(18), e25662–e25662. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000025662
  2. Etowa, J., Kakuru, D. M., Gebremeskel, A., Etowa, E. B., & Kohoun, B. (2022). De-problematizing masculinity among heterosexual African, Caribbean, and Black male youth and men. Canadian Journal of Public Health113(4), 611–621.
  3. Konkor, I., Lawson, E. S., Antabe, R., McIntosh, M. D., Husbands, W., Wong, J., & Luginaah, I. (2020). An Intersectional Approach to HIV Vulnerabilities and Testing Among Heterosexual African Caribbean and Black Men in London, Ontario: Results From the weSpeak Study. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities7(6), 1140–1149.
  4. Antabe, R., Konkor, I., McIntosh, M., Lawson, E., Husbands, W., Wong, J., Arku, G., & Luginaah, I. (2021). “I went in there, had a bit of an issue with those folks”: everyday challenges of heterosexual African, Caribbean and black (ACB) men in accessing HIV/AIDS services in London, Ontario. BMC Public Health21(1), 315–315. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10321-x
  5. Konkor, I., Mkandawire, P., Luginaah, I., Husbands, W., Omorodion, F., Wong, J., & Etowa, J. (2021). Access to healthcare services among heterosexual Black men in Ontario, Canada. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services20(1), 58–75.
  6. Antabe, R., McIntosh, M., Lawson, E., Husbands, W., Wong, J. P., Arku, G., & Luginaah, I. (2023). Black heterosexual men’s resilience in times of HIV adversity: Findings from the “weSpeak” study. BMC Public Health23(1), 182–182. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15103-1
  7. Antabe, R., Robinson, K., Husbands, W., Miller, D., Harriot, A., Johnson, K., Wong, J. P., Poon, M. K., Kirya, J. W., & James, C. (2022). “You have to make it cool”: How heterosexual Black men in Toronto, Canada, conceptualize policy and programs to address HIV and promote health. PloS One17(12), e0278600–e0278600. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0278600
  8. Antabe, R., Miller, D., Kohoun, B., Okonufua, O., & Husbands, W. (2022). Black Resilience: A Strategic Asset for Engaging Heterosexual Black Canadian Men in Community Responses to HIV. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities9(3), 756–766.
  9. Konkor, I., Mkandawire, P., Antabe, R., Luginaah, I., Husbands, W., Wong, J., Lawson, E., Etowa, J., Omorodion, F., & McIntosh, M. D. (2021). Sexual Debut Among Heterosexual Men of African and Caribbean Descent: Are the Youth Initiating Sex Earlier than the Older Generation? Archives of Sexual Behavior50(6), 2359–2369.
  10. Konkor, I., Antabe, R., Mkandawire, P., McIntosh, M. D., Lawson, E. S., Husbands, W., Wong, J., & Luginaah, I. (2022). Knowledge of sexual partner’s HIV serostatus and the practice of safer sex among heterosexual men of African descent in London, Ontario. Ethnicity & Health27(2), 375–387. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2020.1734776
  11. Luginaah, N. A., Konkor, I., Lawson, E. S., Mkandawire, P., Husbands, W., Omorodion, F., Etowa, J., Antabe, R., & Wong, J. (2022). Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV testing among heterosexual Black men in Ontario, Canada: findings from the weSpeak study. Ethnicity & Health27(8), 1825–1840. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2020.1734776  
  12. Etowa, J., Ghose, B., Loemba, H., Etowa, E. B., Husbands, W., Omorodion, F., Luginaah, I., & Wong, J. P. (2021). Factors Associated with Condom Knowledge, Attitude, and Use among Black Heterosexual Men in Ontario, Canada. TheScientificWorld2021, 1–9. doi: 10.1155/2021/8862534
  13. Etowa, E. B., Wong, J. P., Omorodion, F., Etowa, J., & Luginaah, I. (2023). Addressing HIV Misconceptions among Heterosexual Black Men and Communities in Ontario. Healthcare (Basel)11(7), 997. doi: 10.3390/healthcare11070997
  14. Etowa, J., Omorodion, F., Mbagwu, I., Etowa, E., & Ghose, B. (2022). Understanding the Factors Associated with HIV and STIs Diagnosis among Black Heterosexual Men in Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario. Journal of Public Health Research11(2), jphr.2022.2048. doi: 10.4081/jphr.2022.2048
  15. Omorodion, F. I., Etowa, E. B., Kerr, J., Ghose, B., & Etowa, J. (2022). Correlates of Casual Sex Amidst Vulnerability to HIV Among ACB Heterosexual Men in Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario Canada. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities9(2), 444–455.
  16. Jangu, N. W., Omorodion, F. I., & Kerr, J. (2023). The Perception of Religious Leaders on HIV and Their Role in HIV Prevention: A Case Study of African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Communities in Windsor, Ontario. Journal of Religion and Health62(3), 1616–1635.