Tag: CATIE

Webinar, April 12, 2017 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET Register here! Despite the availability of new ARVs and the simplification of treatment options, side effects continue to affect people living with HIV. Side effects negatively impact health, well-being, and quality of life. They also contribute to poor treatment adherence and treatment discontinuation. Qualitative studies published… Read more »

Since the arrival of the first anti-HIV drug in the late 1980s, the question of when to begin treatment in the course of HIV disease has ignited debate. Over the years, recommendations about the ideal treatment starting point have moved back and forth between early and late initiation. In the past decade, however, the evidence… Read more »

The Programs and Partnerships Division is pleased to announce the release of a new resource entitled At a glance: Prevention of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections among ethnocultural communities. The goal of this resource is to provide public health professionals, researchers, staff in provincial/territorial governments and community organizations with a synthesis of the evidence… Read more »

CATIE’s Hepatitis C Ethnocultural Education, Outreach and Social Marketing Program works with immigrants and newcomers to develop accessible Hep C resources in multiple languages. Learn more about how the program builds partnerships with community-based organizations to offer information in the languages spoken in newcomer communities. Read about CATIE’s hepatitis C awareness program for immigrants and… Read more »

Chronic illness can have a huge impact on the economies of cities, regions and countries. Researchers in the U.S. have estimated that the lifetime cost of care for HIV can range from about $250,000 to $400,000 per person. One way to reduce healthcare costs is to invest in disease prevention programs delivered through community-based organizations…. Read more »

CATIE/ACT Resource – Hep C and Sex for Gay, Bi and Queer Men

  In recent years, groups of gay, bi and queer men – especially HIV-positive men but also HIV-negative men – have become Hep C positive through sex. Find out more in Hep C and Sex for Gay, Bi and Queer Men; a new resource from ACT and CATIE. Order free copies for your clients from… Read more »

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects the liver. Chronic infection with HCV causes inflammation in this vital organ and slowly degrades it as healthy tissue is replaced with scar tissue. This ongoing injury to the liver results in complications, including bacterial infections, internal bleeding and liver, kidney and brain dysfunction. If left untreated, HCV infection can… Read more »

Chronic illness can have a huge impact on the economies of cities, regions and countries. Researchers in the U.S. have estimated that the lifetime cost of care for HIV can range from about $250,000 to $400,000 per person. One way to reduce healthcare costs is to invest in disease prevention programs delivered through community-based organizations…. Read more »

CATIE’s Summer 2015 Positive Side newsletter

        Hot off the press: the Summer 2015 edition of The Positive Side, CATIE’s health and wellness magazine for people living with HIV. In this issue: From the Front Lines: Well, well, well… HIV wellness programs across Canada. Chatty CATIE: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation 4 young people living with HIV on what… Read more »

Last week, Theratechnologies Inc. began marketing a new medicine called tesamorelin (Egrifta)—licensed for the treatment of excess belly fat in some HIV-positive people. Tesamorelin causes the body to produce growth hormone and, as a result, most tesamorelin users can lose some degree of belly fat.

A large, well-designed clinical trial called START has confirmed that by initiating anti-HIV therapy early—when their CD4+ cell counts are still relatively high—HIV-positive people can significantly reduce their risk of developing AIDS, other serious illnesses unrelated to AIDS or dying. According to the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the results from… Read more »

The Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control of the Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new resource entitled Questions & Answers: Prevention of sexually transmitted and blood borne infection among older adults. This resource synthesizes research, and highlights promising practices for the prevention of sexually transmitted and blood… Read more »