Barry D Adam

Author: Barry D. Adam

Profile: Barry D. Adam is an author and a professor. He is born in Yorkton, Canada. He is a distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Windsor. He has been a Senior Scientist at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network in Toronto from the year 2008 to 2019. Barry D. Adam studied at the University of Toronto – St. George Campus from 1973 to 1977. His interest in research includes, Social Movements, HIV prevention, social theory and LGBT studies.


Presently his work includes research work and development of programs for Portuguese and Spanish speaking, HIV-positive, trans and Asian gay men, introduction of marriage for couples of the same-sex and impacts of criminal prosecutions for exposure to HIV and transmission of people affected by HIV. Besides this he leads a collaborative partnership in a range of disciples combining sociology, molecular epidemiology and clinical practice to bring a number of tools to bear on prevention of HIV.

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Published Texts:

1987 – The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement

1978 – The survival of domination

1996 – Experiencing HIV: Personal

The Global Emergence of Gay and Lesbian Politics

Selected Publications

2008 – Effects of the criminalization of HIV transmission in Cuerrier on men reporting unprotected sex with men.  Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 23, (1-2), 137-153.

2008 – Silent, assent and HIV risk.  Culture, Health and Sexuality, 10(8), 759-772.

2011 – Epistemic fault lines in biomedical and social approaches to HIV prevention. (Journal of the International AIDS Society, 14, Supplement 2.

Awards and Acknowledgements:

Barry D. Adam is accredited with a distinguished publication and research record dedicated to empowerment and domination related issues.

He is co-principal investigator with the CIHR Centre for Research Evidence into Action for Community Health in HIV/AIDS (REACH). The author has a substantial background in terms of working with collaborative teams of researchers, community members and policy-makers.

2012 – Community Partners Award of the Ontario AIDS Network

2013 – The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

2015 – Career Award for outstanding contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS, presented by the Sociologists AIDS Network of the American Sociological Association


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