Programming Connection

HIV Prevention Clinic 

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON
2017

Required Resources

  • Nurses. Provide information, advice, and counselling related to sexual health, including PrEP and PEP; and perform screening for various health conditions (e.g., hepatitis C and other STIs).
  • Social workers. Provide psychosocial support, counselling services, and significant support identifying financial coverage for PrEP and PEP; and outreach to and maintain connections with referral clinics.
  • Psychiatrist. Provides psychosocial support and counselling as needed.
  • HIV physician. Provides information, advice, and counselling related to sexual health, including PrEP and PEP; assesses clients for PrEP eligibility and prescribes treatment; monitors physical and mental health through clinical assessments; performs screening for various health conditions (e.g., hepatitis C and other STIs); and provides treatment or refers to another provider for treatment/monitoring.
  • Pharmacist. Distributes medications prescribed by the HIV physician; provides information to clients about the medications and their use; and advises physician on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.