Tag: Prevention

African, Caribbean and Black populations in Canada are disproportionately affected by HIV. Culturally-specific programs that reach community members in non-traditional settings like barbershops and churches may encourage members of these communities to practise safe sex and reduce HIV-related stigma.   Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is workshop to build community and enhance self-esteem related to… Read more »

PHAC: Release of HIV and HCV G&Cs Performance Reports

The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to share the first Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada: National Grant and Contributions Performance Measurement Report – 2012-13 and the first Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program: National Grants and Contributions Performance Measurement Report – 2012-13. These reports summarize performance measurement findings for 2012-13,… Read more »

Update on PHAC’s HIV and Hepatitis C Activities

Under the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada and the Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program, the Agency currently manages separate funding programs to support the community response to HIV and hepatitis C. The projects under these programs are in the process of being extended for three years, from April 1, 2014 –… Read more »

Developing Public Awareness Messaging about HIV Testing

The Public Health Agency of Canada recently held 2 webinars on Developing Public Awareness Messaging about HIV Testing. The 3 topics presented were: HIV Testing Guide HIV Testing Rates in Canada HIV Estimates   Prevention, support and treatment resources CANADIAN AIDS TREATMENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE (CATIE) CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date information about HIV and… Read more »

Guest Blog: PrEP HIM for better sex?

Discussions and research about the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as an HIV prevention tool continue to expand our understanding of how it might fit into our toolkit. In this guest blog post (originally published on PositiveLite.com) Robert Birch talks to Jody Jollimore of B.C.’s Health Initiative for Men, whose position on Pre-Exposure prophylaxis remains “cautiously… Read more »

The Positive Women’s Network and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) present: New HIV Prevention Technologies and Ethical Challenges: An Introductory Workshop Date: Thursday, February 10 and Friday February 11, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: 1033 Davie St, Room 103, Vancouver Lunch: Will be provided Registration: No cost. Please register… Read more »