Appendix A (Search terms): Population-Specific HIV/AIDS Status Report: Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Appendix A – Search Terms

Note that words with an ($) are search terms with several possible endings.

1) Ovid MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE Daily and Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to Present)

# Searches Results
1 exp Homosexuality, Male/ 6,542
2 (msm or mesm or (men adj3 sex adj3 men) or (homme$ adj3 sex$ adj3 homme$)).tw. 5,285
3 (gaybourhood$ or gay neighbourhood$).tw. 1
4 or/1-3 9,773
5 exp transvestism/ 525
6 (sexual minorit$ or gay$ or bisexual$ or homosex$ or transvest$ or same sex or same gender or sgl or down low or closet$ or 2-spirit$ or twospirit$ or gai or gais or bi spirit$ or bispirit$).tw. 20,811
7 Prostitution/ 4,501
8 exp Condoms/ 6,176
9 exp Safe sex/ 1,647
10 (commercial sex or sex trade or sex work$ or survival sex or prostitut$).tw. 5,956
11 ((money or drug$ or pay or pays or paid) adj2 sex$).tw. 2,300
12 ((anal$ or oral$) adj2 (sex$ or intercourse or receptive)).tw. 6,257
13 ((risk$ or unprotected or protected or unsafe or safe) adj2 sex$).tw. 10,271
14 (serosort$ or serodiscord$).tw. 365
15 (condom$ or bareback$ or bare back$).tw. 12,348
16 or/5-15 50,089
17 limit 16 to male 33,221
18 exp Men/ 3,529
19 (man or men or male or males or boy$ or homme$ or garcon$ or masculin$).tw. 1,111,694
20 16 and (18 or 19) 23,563
21 17 or 20 36,649
22 4 or 21 40,877
23 (transgender$ or trans?ex$ or intersex$ or lgbt? or glbt?).tw. 4,238
24 (queer$ or transgenre$ or travesti or transvest$ or (gender adj2 identit$)).tw. 1,754
25 (trans adj5 (sex$ or gender$ or male$ or female$)).tw. 258
26 Transsexualism/ 2,461
27 or/23-26 6,339
28 22 or 27 46,106
29 exp Canada/ 101,466
30 (canad$ or toronto$ or montreal$ or vancouver$ or ottawa$ or british columbia$ or alberta$ or saskatchewan$ or manitoba$ or ontari$ or quebec$ or new brunswick$ or nova scotia$ or newfoundland$ or labrador$ or prince edward island$ or pei or yukon$ or nwt or northwest territor$ or nunavut$ or halifax$ or haligonian$ or winnipeg$ or regina$ or edmonton$ or calgary$ or saskatoon$ or ile du prince edouard$ or nouveau brunswick$ or colombie britannique$ or terre neuve$ or territoires du nord ouest$ or nouvelle ecosse$ or nfld).tw. 99,295
31 or/29-30 149,584
32 limit 31 to yr=2010-current 9,832
33 28 and 32 75

2) Global Health (1973 to February 2011) and PsycINFO (1987 to March Week 2 2011)

# Searches Results
1 (msm or mesm or (men adj3 sex adj3 men) or (homme$ adj3 sex$ adj3 homme$)).tw. 5,322
2 (gaybourhood$ or gay neighbourhood$).tw. 1
3 or/1-2 5,322
4 (glbt$ or lgbt$ or gay$ or bisexual$ or homosex$ or transvest$ or same sex or same gender or sgl or down low or closet$ or 2-spirit$ or twospirit$ or gai or gais or bi spirit$ or bispirit$).tw. 30,256
5 (commercial sex or sex trade or sex work$ or survival sex or prostitut$).tw. 6,338
6 ((money or drug$ or pay or pays or paid) adj2 sex$).tw. 2,741
7 ((anal$ or oral$) adj2 (sex$ or intercourse or receptive)).tw. 5,257
8 ((risk$ or unprotected or protected or unsafe or safe) adj2 sex$).tw. 13,317
9 (serosort$ or serodiscord$).tw. 402
10 (condom$ or bareback$ or bare back$).tw. 11,358
11 or/4-10 54,885
12 limit 11 to male [Limit not valid in Global Health; records were retained] 35,436
13 (man or men or male or males or boy$ or homme$ or garcon$ or masculin$).tw. 1,282,852
14 11 and 13 35,360
15 12 or 14 42,498
16 3 or 15 44,117
17 (transgender$ or trans?ex$ or intersex$ or lgbt? or glbt? or sexual minorit$).tw. 4,310
18 (queer$ or transgenre$ or travesti or transvest$ or (gender adj2 identit$)).tw. 5,455
19 (trans adj15 (sex$ or gender$ or male$ or female$)).tw. 386
20 or/17-19 8,977
21 16 or 20 50,663
22 (canad$ or toronto$ or montreal$ or vancouver$ or ottawa$ or british columbia$ or alberta$ or saskatchewan$ or manitoba$ or ontari$ or quebec$ or new brunswick$ or nova scotia$ or newfoundland$ or labrador$ or prince edward island$ or pei or yukon$ or nwt or northwest territor$ or nunavut$ or halifax$ or haligonian$ or winnipeg$ or regina$ or edmonton$ or calgary$ or saskatoon$ or ile du prince edouard$ or nouveau brunswick$ or colombie britannique$ or terre neuve$ or territoires du nord ouest$ or nouvelle ecosse$ or nfld).tw. 55,282
23 limit 22 to yr="2010-Current" 4,683
24 21 and 23 108

3) EMBASE (1996 to 2011 Week 10)

# Searches Results
1 exp Male Homosexual/ 2389
2 (msm or mesm or (men adj3 sex adj3 men) or (homme$ adj3 sex$ adj3 homme$)).tw. 5421
3 (gaybourhood$ or gay neighbourhood$).tw. 0
4 or/1-3 6530
5 exp transvestism/ 201
6 exp Bisexuality/ 2265
7 (sexual minorit$ or gay$ or bisexual$ or homosex$ or transvest$ or same sex or same gender or sgl or down low or closet$ or 2-spirit$ or twospirit$ or gai or gais or bi spirit$ or bispirit$).tw. 11877
8 exp Prostitution/ 3523
9 exp Safe Sex/ 2271
10 exp Condoms/ 9386
11 (commercial sex or sex trade or sex work$ or survival sex or prostitut$).tw. 3898
12 ((money or drug$ or pay or pays or paid) adj2 sex$).tw. 1923
13 ((anal$ or oral$) adj2 (sex$ or intercourse or receptive)).tw. 5455
14 ((risk$ or unprotected or protected or unsafe or safe) adj2 sex$).tw. 9574
15 (serosort$ or serodiscord$).tw. 403
16 (condom$ or bareback$ or bare back$).tw. 8913
17 or/5-16 37693
18 limit 17 to male 21549
19 exp Men/ 2980556
20 (man or men or male or males or boy$ or homme$ or garcon$ or masculin$).tw. 847772
21 17 and (19 or 20) 24815
22 18 or 21 24815
23 4 or 22 28180
24 (transgender$ or trans?ex$ or intersex$ or lgbt? or glbt?).tw. 2870
25 (queer$ or transgenre$ or travesti or transvest$ or (gender adj2 identit$)).tw. 1342
26 (trans adj5 (sex$ or gender$ or male$ or female$)).tw. 200
27 exp Transsexualism/ 1728
28 or/24-27 4378
29 23 or 28 31809
30 exp Canada/ 61138
31 (canad$ or toronto$ or montreal$ or vancouver$ or ottawa$ or british columbia$ or alberta$ or saskatchewan$ or manitoba$ or ontari$ or quebec$ or new brunswick$ or nova scotia$ or newfoundland$ or labrador$ or prince edward island$ or pei or yukon$ or nwt or northwest territor$ or nunavut$ or halifax$ or haligonian$ or winnipeg$ or regina$ or edmonton$ or calgary$ or saskatoon$ or ile du prince edouard$ or nouveau brunswick$ or colombie britannique$ or terre neuve$ or territoires du nord ouest$ or nouvelle ecosse$ or nfld).tw. 85413
32 or/30-31 105888
33 29 and 30 545
34 limit 33 to yr="2010 -Current" 71

4) Scopus

((((TITLE-ABS-KEY(msm OR mesm OR (men W/3 sex W/3 men) OR (homme* W/3 sex* W/3 homme*))) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY(gaybourhood* OR (gay W/2 neighbourhood*)))) OR (((TITLE-ABS-KEY(glbt* OR lgbt* OR gay* OR bisexual* OR homosex* OR transvest* OR (same W/1 sex) OR (same W/1 gender) OR sgl OR (down W/1 low) OR closet* OR 2-spirit* OR twospirit* OR gai OR gais OR (bi W/1 spirit*) OR bispirit*)) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY((commercial W/1 sex) OR (sex W/1 trade) OR (sex W/1 work*) OR (survival W/1 sex) OR prostitut*)) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY((money W/2 sex*) OR (drug* W/2 sex*) OR (pay W/2 sex*) OR (pays W/2 sex*) OR (paid W/2 sex*))) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY((anal* W/2 sex*) OR (anal* W/2 intercourse) OR (anal* W/2 receptive) OR (oral* W/2 sex*) OR (oral* W/2 intercourse) OR (oral* W/2 receptive))) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY((risk* W/2 sex*) OR (unprotected W/2 sex*) OR (protected W/2 sex*) OR (unsafe W/2 sex*) OR (safe W/2 sex*))) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY(serosort* OR serodiscord*)) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY(condom* OR bareback* OR (bare W/1 back*)))) AND (TITLE-ABS-KEY(man OR men OR male OR males OR boy* OR homme* OR garcon* OR masculin*)))) OR ((TITLE-ABS-KEY(transgender* OR trans*ex* OR intersex* OR lgbt* OR glbt* OR (sexual W/1 minorit*))) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY(queer* OR transgenre* OR travesti OR transvest* OR (gender W/2 identit*))) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY((sex* W/15 trans) OR (gender* W/15 trans) OR (male* W/15 trans) OR (female* W/15 trans))))) AND (TITLE-ABS-KEY(canad* OR toronto* OR montreal* OR vancouver* OR ottawa* OR (british W/2 columbia*) OR alberta* OR saskatchewan* OR manitoba* OR ontari* OR quebec* OR (new W/2 brunswick*) OR (nova W/2 scotia*) OR newfoundland* OR labrador* OR (prince W/2 edward W/2 island*) OR pei OR yukon* OR nwt OR (northwest W/2 territor*) OR nunavut* OR halifax* OR haligonian* OR winnipeg* OR regina* OR edmonton* OR calgary* OR saskatoon* OR (ile W/3 prince W/3 edouard*) OR (nouveau W/2 brunswick*) OR (colombie W/2 britannique*) OR (terre W/2 neuve*) OR (territoires W/3 nord W/3 ouest*) OR (nouvelle W/2 ecosse*) OR nfld)) AND (LIMIT-TO(PUBYEAR, 2011) OR LIMIT-TO(PUBYEAR, 2010))

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