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Background, Theoretical and Contextual Info:

  • 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. Please pay attention to the epidemiological data — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0dkejHs2Yc 
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2017.1395817

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. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000025662
  2. Article #2 – Husbands, W., Miller, D., McCready, L. T., Williams, C., Guy, L., Harriott, A., Luyombya, H., Mohidin, O., Ozzoude, C., Poon, M. K., Tabi, E., & James, C. E. (2019). Sexuality and sexual agency among heterosexual Black men in Toronto: Tradition, contradiction, and emergent possibilities in the context of HIV and health. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 44(4), 399-424. https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/cjs/index.php/CJS/article/view/29506
  3. 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 Health, 21(1), 315-315. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10321-x
  4. Antabe, R., Miller, D., Kohoun, B., Okonufua, O., & Husbands, W. (2021;2022;). Black resilience: A strategic asset for engaging heterosexual Black Canadian men in community responses to HIV. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 9(3), 756-766. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-021-01011-w
  5. Konkor, I., Antabe, R., Mkandawire, P., McIntosh, M. D., Lawson, E. S., Husbands, W., Wong, J., & Luginaah, I. (2022;2020;). Knowledge of sexual partner’s HIV serostatus and the practice of safer sex among heterosexual men of African descent in London, Ontario. Ethnicity & Health, 27(2), 375-387. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2020.1734776
  6. 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 Disparities, 7(6), 1140-1149. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00737-3
  7. 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 Behavior, 50(6), 2359-2369. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-020-01855-z
  8. 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. The Scientific World, 2021, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/8862534
  9. 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 Services, 20(1), 58-75. https://doi.org/10.1080/15381501.2021.1908923
  10. Luginaah, N. A., Konkor, I., Lawson, E. S., Mkandawire, P., Husbands, W., Omorodion, F., Etowa, J., Antabe, R., & Wong, J. (2021). Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV testing among heterosexual black men in Ontario, Canada: Findings from the weSpeak study. Ethnicity & Health, , 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2021.1976395 Link
  11. Omorodion, F. I., Etowa, E. B., Kerr, J., Ghose, B., & Etowa, J. (2021;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 Disparities, 9(2), 444-455. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-021-00975-z
  12. Etowa, J., Omorodion, F., Mmbagwu, 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 Research, 11(2)https://doi.org/10.4081/jphr.2022.2048
  1. 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 Health, https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-021-00596-3
  2. Omorodion, F. I., Etowa, E. B., Kerr, J., Ghose, B., & Etowa, J. (2021). HIV Exposure through Heterosexual Contacts: Analysis of Demographic, Behavioral and Structural Risk Factors among Black Men in Ottawa and Windsor, Ontario. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(2), 171-179. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.2.747
  3. Omorodion, F. I., Jangu, N. W., Kerr, J., & Etowa, E. B. (2021). The Influence of Mass Media and Pop-culture on Young Heterosexual African, Caribbean, and Black Canadian (ACB) Men in Windsor, Ontario. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(4), 59-64. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejsocial.2021.1.4.29
  4. Jangu, N.W., Omorodion, F.I. & Kerr, J. (2021). 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. J Relig Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01426-z
  5. Etowa, J., Etowa, E., Mbagwu, I. Habre, A., Addison, H., Essien, E. A. & Inoua, H. (2022). Determinants of HIV vulnerability among heterosexual ACB men in Ottawa, Canada. Journal of Health Inequalities. 8 (1): 1-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5114/jhi.2022.113899
  6. Irenius Konkor , Isaac Luginaah , Winston Husbands, Francisca Omorodion , Roger Antabe , Josephine Wong, Vincent Kuuire, Paul Mkandawire, Josephine Etowa (2022). Immigrant generational status and the uptake of HIV screening services among heterosexual men of African descent in Canada: Evidence from the weSpeak study, Journal of Migration and Health (PRE-PROOF) doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmh.2022.100119