HIV/AIDS policy is changing – exactly how and what impact it will have on people living with HIV/AIDS, and on AIDS service organizations that are working at the grassroots is difficult to discern. One of the most important shifts underway on the policy front in recent years is the desire to integrate HIV/AIDS services and funding with those for other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs). While it seems that this policy shift is recent, policies around HIV/AIDS have been slowly evolving nationally, provincially and locally over the past 30 years.
In order to set the stage for the Rethinking ASOs? Deliberative Dialogues in Halifax and Vancouver on November 24, 2014, we conducted a policy mapping around HIV/AIDS-related policy in Canada, in British Columbia, and in the Atlantic provinces, in order to provide a historical context to this evolution. On this page you will find:
- A 20-minute video presentation of the findings from the policy mapping (please view prior to the event),
- A link to a PDF of the presentation slides for your reference, and
- A comments section, where you can add thoughts, questions and ideas related to the video.
We gratefully acknowledge that the above video was recorded on the traditional, unceeded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
Click the image to the left to download the slides from Video 2: Mapping the Policy Landscape: Changes to HIV/AIDS Policy Nationally, in BC, and the Atlantic Provinces.
Additional Re-Thinking ASOs? resource pages: