Rusty Souleymanov

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MSW (2012, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto)
BSc Psychology Honours (2009, University of Toronto)


Rusty Souleymanov is a PhD candidate and a course instructor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

Rusty first entered the HIV field nine years ago by volunteering at AIDS Service Organizations in Toronto. Rusty is currently involved in community-based HIV/AIDS research and HIV education with gay and bisexual men as well as people who use drugs.

His publications address various issues, including HIV prevention with gay and bisexual men, the use of online technologies in HIV prevention, global public health, HCV care and prevention, as well as harm reduction practice and policy:

His doctoral work ( focuses on the health and well being of substance-using gay, bisexual, as well as two-spirit and queer men in Toronto, with a particular focus on men who are part of the Party-n-Play culture. Rusty’s work is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.