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2019

All

Civil Society

CATIE Statement on the use of condoms to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV

CATIE

Condoms are physical barriers that can reduce the risk of a
sexual exposure to HIV because they are made of materials that
do not allow HIV to pass through them.

2019

All

Civil Society

CATIE Statement on the Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV

CATIE

The CATIE statements summarize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of three approaches to help prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

2019

All

Service Providers

CATIE statement on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) and an undetectable viral load to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV

CATIE

The CATIE statements summarize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of three approaches to help prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

2020

All

Government, Healthcare providers, Non-governmental organizations

30 Years of HIV/AIDS Research
at the CIHR Canadian Trials
Network

CIHR Canadian HIV
Trails Network (CTN)

2014

All

Healthcare providers, Civil Society, Non-governmental organizations

No More Silos

CTAC

A Good Practices Guide on undertaking an integrated approach to HIV and hepatitis C identifies practices community-based organizations, community health centres, clinics and other health and social services are engaging to do HIV and hepatitis C work concurrently.

2015

Men who have sex with Men (MSM)

Policy researchers

CTAC Submission to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health: Truvada for HIV PrEP

CTAC (Canadian Treatment Action Council

Evaluation of Surveys and Webinars for Truvada as PrEP for GBTQ(MSM) and analysis of risk reduction

2014

All

Faith-based Organizations and AIDS Service Organizations.

Faith-based Organizations Addressing HIV/AIDS in Canada: A National Framework

Canadian AIDS Society

This report details ways that faith communities and faith based organizations can address HIV and support people living with HIV in their communities.

2014

Women

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Meaningful Involvement of Women Living With HIV/AIDS

Canadian HIV Women's Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Cohort Study

This study explores the benefits and tensions of operationalizing MIWA in the design and delivery of HIV/AIDS services, from the perspective of women living with HIV in BC, Canada.

2014

African Carribean and Black communities

Civil Society

Refugee Claimants Questions to Ask your Lawyer

Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC)

This information sheet is for persons living with HIV in Canada who are thinking of making a refugee claim or who have already made a refugee claim.

2015

All

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)

Immigration and travel to Canada for People living with HIV: Questions and Answers

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

People living with HIV are allowed to travel to Canada. However, HIV status is one factor considered by the Government of Canada when deciding if a person can stay in Canada for an extended period of time. This Q&A provides information on how Canadian immigration law and policy affect people living with HIV who wish ...

2015

Men who have sex with Men (MSM),
African Carribean and Black communities

human rights defenders, legal groups, advocates both inside and outside Jamacia

Constitutional Challenge to Jamaica’s Anti-Sodomy Law: Questions & Answers

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Jamaican human rights activist Maurice Tomlinson has filed a claim in the Jamaican Supreme Court of Judicature, challenging the country’s laws criminalizing “buggery” and other consensual sex between men as violating numerous rights guaranteed in Jamaica’s constitution. This backgrounder answers some key questions related to this constitutional challenge.

2015

Women

Researchers, Policy researchers, Community Workers, Peer Workers, Researchers, Service Providers

Webinar: HIV, Gender Based Violence and the Policy Environment

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

This webinar, in recognition of International Women’s Day 2015 (March 8, 2016), explores the impact of policy and legal environments on HIV and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Canada.

2014

All

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)

Sex, Criminal Law and HIV Non-Disclosure

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

This short, two-part video series addresses the urgent, pressing legal issue of criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada, what is wrong with the current approach and why the Legal Network continues to work to change these laws and the way they are enforced

2016


African, Caribbean and Black communities

Civil Society

HIV Disclosure to Sexual Partners: Questions and Answers for Newcomers

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy

This brochure will help you make
informed decisions about disclosing
to sexual partners. It provides
important information about the
criminal law in Canada, public
health, and specific implications for
newcomers, including permanent
residents, students, temporary
workers, visitors, refugees, and
people without immigration status

2016

All

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Canada: Drug Policy and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy.

2016

People who use drugs

Healthcare providers, Non-governmental organizations, Civil Society, Government

Criminal Law & HIV Non-Disclosure in Canada

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy

This is a series of three info sheets on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada.

2015

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Action Required: Five Key HIV-Related Issues Facing Canada’s Federal Government

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy

In this document (2015), the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network identify five priority issues — and associated government actions — to ensure a federal response to HIV that is effective because it is evidence-based and respects and promotes the human rights of all constituents.

2014

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)

Civil Society

Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure in Canada

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy

A series of 23 short videos on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada.

2013

All

Civil Society

Know Your Rights: Accommodation in the workplace

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy

The privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts.

2010

People who use drugs

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Under the Skin: A case for prison needle programs

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Current and former prisoners describe first-hand how the denial of clean needles in prison has contributed to the harms they have experienced, why PNSPs are critical to protect their health, and what they think a prison system can and should do if truly committed to people’s health.

2015

All

Service Providers

CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative: Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan sets three strategic directions for HIV/AIDS-related research, capacity building and knowledge translation, as well as priority objectives for each direction.

2015

All

Business Recruiters, Researchers, Policy advisors.

The Business Case for Actively Recruiting and Retaining People with Episodic Disabilities

Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation

This Business Case examines how a strategic decision to actively recruit and retain people with episodic disabilities addressed urgent business needs.

2016

People who use drugs

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Rehabilitating the Bottom Line

Canadian working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is not a ‘medically necessary service’ as per the Canada Health Act. As a consequence, most provincial and territorial governments do not provide coverage for rehabilitation services under public health insurance plans.

2010

Women, Trans communities, Indigenous communities

Government, Non-governmental organizations, Civil Society

Gathering of Spirits Group Releases National Consensus Statement on HIV Research

Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit, Dalhousie University

The National Consensus Statement outlines a number of recommendations that are offered to help guide the planning and
implementation of HIV and AIDS research, policy and programming in Canada. In order to promote the compatibility
between Canadian and international HIV and AIDS research, these recommendations are based on a research agenda
outlined by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in 2010.

2017

Indigenous communities

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Nunavut Sexual Health Framework for Action 2012-2017

Government of Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut (GN) has developed the Nunavut Sexual Health Framework for Action to ensure that there is a clear and coordinated plan in place to improve and maintain sexual health in the territory.

2017

All

Government, Non-governmental organizations

HIV Justice Worldwide Video

HIV Justice Worldwide

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE is an initiative made up of global, regional and national civil society organizations – most of them led by people living with HIV – who are working together to build a worldwide movement to end HIV criminalization.

2013

Women

Service Users, Service providers, People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Increasing the Meaningful Involvement of Women Living With HIV/AIDS (MIWA) in the Design and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services

Healthcare for Women International

In this paper, we highlight the benefits and tensions that emerge as women traverse multiple roles as service users and service providers within their care communities, and the impact this has on their access to care and overall health. Drawing on focus group data from the Canadian HIV Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS)

2018

Indigenous communities

Healthcare providers, Civil Society, Non-governmental organizations

IIWGHA Strategic Plan

IIWGHA

The International Indigenous Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS for Indigenous Peoples and Communities

2015

All

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Advocacy Alert – Global Fund Strategy

Icaso (International Council of AIDS Service Organizations)

The purpose of this Advocacy Alert is to
share information with civil society about
opportunities to shape the content of
the 2017-2021 Global Fund Strategy.

2019

All

Government, Healthcare providers

Point-of-Care Testing for
Sexually Transmitted and
Blood‐Borne Infections: A
Canadian Realist Review 2019

National
Collaborating
Center for
Infectious Diseases

This realist review aims to contribute to a greater understanding of the
usefulness of STBBI POCT in Canada by highlighting what we found in
the literature in terms of the enablers and barriers to implementing
STBBI point of care testing. It includes a summary of the evidence
regarding feasibility, cost effectiveness, detection of positive cases
and early diagnosis, linkage to care, user preference, acceptability
and uptake (including traditional serology versus POCT; single versus
multiplex tests).

2018

All

Government, Healthcare providers, Non-governmental organizations

Reaching Underserved
Populations: Leveraging
Point-of-Care Tests for
Sexually Transmitted and
Blood-Borne Infections to
Explore New Program Options
in Canada 2018

National
Collaborating
Center for
Infectious Diseases

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is one solution for rethinking testing and
screening strategies. POCT offers the flexibility to perform medical
diagnostic testing outside the clinical laboratory in close proximity
to where the patient is receiving care. It can be performed in a variety
of settings including hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, pharmacies,
ambulances, nursing and long-term care facilities, or the patient’s
residence, bringing diagnostics closer to people, especially to
populations who are not currently using health services for many
different reasons including, stigma, discrimination, criminalization,
and geographic isolation.

While there is interest in expanding POCT in Canada, translating
research and evidence into POCT policies and programs remains a
challenge. To support national efforts to improve sexually transmitted
and blood borne infections (STBBIs) screening and support awareness
building for equitable access to and uptake of new diagnostic
technologies for STBBIs, the National Collaborating Centre for
Infectious Diseases (NCCID) commissioned this evidence review on
POCT as it relates to the Canadian context. This review is the first of
several projects NCCID is conducting, and is intended to summarize
POC technologies and devices that are currently used, on the market,
approved or available in Canada, or in the pipeline.

2018

All

Government, Healthcare providers, Non-governmental organizations

Exploring alternative methods
to HIV testing to meet Canada’s
obligation to UNAIDS
90-90-90 targets: Meeting
Proceedings 2019

National
Collaborating
Center for
Infectious Diseases

On April 26, 2018, The National HIV/AIDS Laboratories, National
Microbiology Laboratory, and the Public Health Agency of Canada,
together with the Saskatchewan HIV/AIDS Research Endeavour and
the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases brought
together partners and participants to foster a reflection on
alternative methods for HIV testing. The session held at the
Canadian Association for HIV Research annual conference, featured
new testing technologies and approaches that have the potential to
expand HIV testing options in Canada if scaled-up and in order to reach
people where they are.

2020

All

Civil Society

One Pill a Day To Prevent HIV

Ontario HIV Treatment
Network

2020

All

Civil Society

PrEPStart

Ontario HIV Treatment Network

2020

All

Civil Society

Meeting the needs of
undocumented or precariously
insured people living with HIV:
Toronto’s Blue Door Clinic

Ontario HIV Treatment Network

2020

All

Government, Non-governmental organizations

About Toronto to Zero

Ontario HIV Treatment Network

2020

Men who have sex with men (MSM)

Civil Society

A Health Hub for Gay Men

Ontario HIV Treatment Network

2019

All

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Toronto to Zero Resources

Ontario HIV Treatment Network

2019

All

Government, Non-governmental organizations

Ontario HIV Epidemiology and
Suveillance Initative

Ontario HIV Treatment Network

AIDS CANADA

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