Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

By Chantelle Archambault, November 30th, 2017 in

Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week takes place during the week leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1. The aim of this week is to provide information, education, and prevention around HIV/AIDS. Despite laws protecting their rights, people living with HIV/AIDS still face all forms of discrimination. Many people living with HIV face stigma and […]

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Central Opening Doors: Reproductive & Sexual Health Matters

By Julie Schultz, June 16th, 2017 in

This year’s Central Opening Doors Conference will focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Sexual health is often considered in the limited context of sexually transmitted infections or reproduction. Given this narrow focus, it can be challenging to identify other sexual health matters, how they relate to other aspects of our physical, mental, social or spiritual […]

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Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA) Strategy

By Julie Schultz, March 6th, 2017 in

Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA), in consultation with a diversity of HIV/AIDS stakeholders, has developed a strategy titled HIV/AIDS Strategy to 2026: Focusing Our Efforts – Changing the Course of the Prevention, Engagement and Care Cascade in Ontario.  Consultants on the project included people living with HIV and those from priority populations who are at-risk of […]

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PHAN’s Commitment to Engaging the Black Community

By Julie Schultz, January 30th, 2017 in

Through its African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) Health Promotion program, Peel HIV/AIDS Network  (PHAN) keeps an ongoing engagement with the Black communities in Peel about HIV and other related health issues.  In furthering this engagement, PHAN is committed to creating spaces for the discussion even of ‘taboo topics.’ In March 2016, PHAN organized a forum to […]

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WHAI’s Guide to Prep & Women: What You Need to Know

By Julie Schultz, December 6th, 2016 in

Across numerous studies and reports, PrEP has proven to be over 90% effective at preventing the transmission of HIV when taken as directed. Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) has developed an infinitely valuable new resource, Prep and Women: What You Need to Know,  that addresses in detail many of the questions that will invariably arise […]

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Positive Spin: Real Stories from Real People Along the HIV Continuum of Care

By Julie Schultz, November 2nd, 2016 in

Positive Spin, a new online resource that aims to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV care continuum, was developed by AIDS.gov in response to the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. The highly accessible tool focuses on the real-life stories of five Black […]

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Naloxone Now Free at Participating Ontario Pharmacies

By Chantelle Archambault, August 19th, 2016 in

Naloxone is a non-addictive medication that can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, allowing someone who is overdosing to breathe more normally and giving them or someone nearby enough time to call 911 and get to the hospital before it wears off (20-90 minutes)1. Anyone can administer naloxone, and anyone who […]

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#PrEPon

By Chantelle Archambault, August 4th, 2016 in

When it comes to HIV prevention, we can’t afford to leave anyone behind. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is taken as one pill (Truvada) once a day by a person who is HIV-negative to prevent HIV. When taken every day as prescribed by a doctor or nurse practitioner, it is as effective (if not better) at preventing […]

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Today is International Women’s Day. Learn What Women Need to Know about HIV

By Adam, March 8th, 2016 in

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Did you know that 1 of every 5 people living with HIV in Ontario is a woman.

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PrEP approved in Canada. Things to Know…

By Adam, March 7th, 2016 in

PrEP is a new way of preventing HIV. It’s over 90% effective in keep a person who is HIV-negative from being infected when they are exposed to the HIV virus

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