Prevention in Focus

Spring 2014 

HIV home-based testing: Potential benefits and ongoing concerns

Home-based HIV tests are available in some countries. We look at home-based tests and the potential benefits and ongoing concerns surrounding them.

By Logan Broeckaert

Views from the front lines: Home-based HIV testing

We spoke to three people about their thoughts on home-based HIV testing in Canada.

HIV prevention and trans people: What the Trans PULSE Project can tell us

The Trans PULSE Project is studying the health and HIV vulnerability of trans people in Ontario.

By Scott Anderson

New best practice guidelines for harm reduction programs promote needle distribution

Key recommendations for Canadian harm reduction programs that provide services to people who inject drugs.

By Carol Strike and Tara Marie Watson

Unknown, negative or positive? Using knowledge of HIV status as an HIV prevention strategy

Serosorting is an HIV prevention strategy used by some gay men. What is serosorting, how well does it work, and what can be done to make it work better?

By James Wilton and Tim Rogers

Moving PrEP into practice: an update on research and implementation

How PrEP is being moved into into practice, the role front-line service providers can play in its safe and effective implementation in Canada, and how one Canadian clinic offers PrEP.

By James Wilton

Shifting the paradigm: The history of the Vancouver STOP HIV/AIDS Project

How the STOP HIV/AIDS Project facilitated transformation across the entire system of HIV care in Vancouver.

By Christine Johnston

Using e-mail services to keep up-to-date with HIV and hepatitis C

How electronic bulletins and alerts can keep you up-to-date with the latest news and research.

By Erica Lee

The Programming Connection: Programs and resources

Read about selected Canadian programs that use novel approaches to improve access to HIV prevention, testing, treatment, care and support.

Current research

Interested in checking out the latest Canadian research on HIV and hepatitis C prevention?

Prevention resources

A selection of prevention resources available from CATIE’s Ordering Centre.

Fast facts: HIV/AIDS in Canada

Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Acknowledgements

CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: Scott Anderson, Michael Bailey, Greta Bauer, Michelle Bilan, Logan Broeckaert, Carla Densmore, Julie Dingwell, Laurie Edmiston, Riyas Fadel, Brittany Howlett, Ed Jackson, Christine Johnston, Erica Lee, Carol Major, Alexandra Martin-Roche, Nitika Pant Pai, Jim Pollock, Tim Rogers, Carol Strike, Darrell Tan, Matt Watson, Tara Marie Watson, James Wilton.

Editorial team: Laurel Challacombe, Logan Broeckaert, Zak Knowles.

The production of Prevention in Focus has been made possible through financial contributions from the Public Health Agency of Canada.