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The East African Health Study in Toronto: Final Report Now Available

The East African Health Study in Toronto (EAST) was the first large-scale Canadian survey of African communities from countries highly affected by HIV/AIDS. People from five East African communities (Ethiopian, Kenyan, Somali, Tanzanian, and Ugandan) in the Greater Toronto Area were interviewed.

The EAST report contains the main findings from the study and provides a broad overview of HIV and health-related issues in these communities including: social determinants of health and mobility patterns; HIV and other health-related knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs; health and HIV-related risk; health and health care utilization; and HIV testing patterns and infections.

The final study report is titled "The East African Health Study in Toronto (EAST): Results from a Survey of HIV and Health-Related Behaviour, Beliefs, Attitudes, and Knowledge" and can be downloaded at http://www.hivstudiesunit.ca.