Category: Resource and Funding News

By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say. An international team of scientists say a “perfect storm” of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread…. Read more »

CATIE’s HepCInfo Update 5.19

New and Noteworthy CATIE-News: A hepatitis C outbreak among HIV-negative gay men in London, England Some HIV-negative gay men may be at risk for getting hepatitis C. Researchers from London, England found 44 cases of acute Hep C infection in HIV-negative gay men between 2010 and 2014. Among HIV-positive gay men, hepatitis C has been… Read more »

On behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, I am pleased to announce the release of HIV/AIDS Epi Update – Chapter 1: National HIV Prevalence and Incidence Estimates for 2011. This publication provides more details on methodology, and includes, for the first time, provincial estimates for HIV… Read more »

      In September 2014, Janssen Inc. began marketing a new medicine called Prezcobix in Canada. This medicine contains the following two drugs: darunavir 800 mg (also called Prezista) – an HIV protease inhibitor cobicistat 150 mg – a boosting agent   Summary Prezcobix is meant to be used as part of a regimen… Read more »

PHAC: Community Action Fund

On April 1, 2017, the Public Health Agency of Canada’s HIV and Hepatitis C Grants and Contributions funding programs will be integrated into a new funding program called the Community Action Fund. Over the past several months, the Agency has been exploring how best to deliver these funds to support a comprehensive community-based response to… Read more »

New Resources: Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure Access our new suite of multimedia resources on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure — an updated set of info sheets, two short videos breaking down the current problematic state of the criminal law in Canada, and a webinar series explaining an individual’s rights and responsibilities with respect to HIV… Read more »

Hope Air recently received some funding earmarked specifically for providing free airfare to people living with HIV/AIDS who need to travel long distance to specialists. We encourage you or your client to visit www.hopeair.ca or call us at 1.877.346.4673. You can request a free flight online and check eligibility criteria at www.hopeair.ca/FAQ.   We would like to add… Read more »

Please find below information on the Social Media Training Series and on a publication recently released by the Public Health Agency of Canada: Summary of Key Findings from the A-Track Pilot Survey (2011-2012). Please distribute widely through your networks. The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to announce additional sessions of the Social Media… Read more »

The Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada (Federal Initiative), completed in early 2014, and the companion Management Response and Action Plan, has now been posted on-line. This evaluation was carried out in accordance with the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada’s policy on evaluation, which states that federal departments are required to conduct evaluations of… Read more »

There is a current funding opportunity under the “New Horizons for Seniors Program” for their community-based project stream. The call for applications closes on July 4, 2014. Please feel free to distribute this information to your networks. Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) that enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills… Read more »