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angle-left Bertrand Lebouché, MD, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC , 5252 de Maisonneuve

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Clinical laboratory medicine, Division of Secondary Care, MUHC



HIV care • biomedical HIV prevention • patient-reported outcomes • HIV screening • men who have sex with men

Research Focus

My research focuses on three main axes, drawing on a multidisciplinary model of care and a patient-oriented perspective. First of all, I study HIV/STI testing. Fifteen percent of PLHIV in Canada are undiagnosed. I examined the impact of a community-based rapid HIV-testing site with nurse and community agent teams on attracting vulnerable groups, linking them to care and service appreciation. Secondly, I study sexual health and antiretroviral therapy (ART) as prevention. Sexual health issues in HIV-positive MSM regularly go unaddressed. With parallel studies, I will examine the effect of a sex therapist-led intervention on their adherence, transmission risk, and broader sexual health. Thirdly, I study Optimizing ART. Innovative clinical monitoring tools are needed to detect factors that could interfere with ART adherence early. My I-Score Study will generate an electronic patient-reported outcome measure for use in routine HIV care towards more patient-centered care.

Selected Publications

  • Engler, K., Rollet, K., Lessard, D., Thomas, R., & Lebouché, B. Ability of a rapid HIV testing site to attract and test vulnerable populations: a cross-sectional study on Actuel sur Rue. International Journal of STD & AIDS, submitted July 13, 2015, accepted July 22, 2015 (IJSA-15-241).

  • Lebouché, B., Engler, K., Machouf, N., Lessard, D., & Thomas, R. (accepted May 18, 2015). Predictors of interest in taking PrEP among MSM who used a rapid HIV-testing site in Montreal (Actuel sur Rue). HIV Medicine. PMID: 26177691.

  • Lessard, D., Lebouché, B., Engler, K., Thomas, R. & Machouf, N. (2015). Explaining the appeal for migrant MSM of a community-based rapid HIV-testing site in Montreal (Actuel sur Rue). AIDS Care. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1028880. PMID: 25849524.

  • Lebouché, B., Engler, K., Lévy, J. J., Gilmore, N., Spire, B., Rozenbaum, W. & Routy, J.-P. (2013). Minimal interference: A basis for selecting ART for prevention with positives. AIDS Care, 25(10), 1284-90. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2013.764394. PMID: 23394079.

  • Lebouché, B., Engler, K., Lévy, J. J., Gilmore, N., Spire, B., Rozenbaum, W., Lacene, T. & Routy, J.-P. (2013). French HIV experts on early antiretroviral therapy for prevention: uncertainty and heterogeneity. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 13 (2), 160-169. doi: 10.1177/2325957413488196. PMID: 23761218.