Prevention in Focus

Fall 2011 

Fear-based campaigns: The way forward or backward?

Fear-based campaigns dramatically divide activists. New York City’s “It’s Never Just HIV” campaign has reignited the debate. The question is: Do fear-based campaigns work?

Zak Knowles and Laurel Challacombe

Views from the front lines: Fear-based campaigns

Four people share their views on the “It’s never just HIV” campaign and fear-based messaging.

Re-centering our approach to gay and bisexual men’s health and HIV prevention

What do sports teams, spirituality discussion groups and anti-homophobia workshops have to do with HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men?

Len Tooley

Recently infected individuals: A priority for HIV prevention

Why are recently infected individuals more likely to transmit HIV to others? How can we prevent these transmissions from occurring?

James Wilton

From exposure to infection: The biology of HIV transmission

We know that HIV is transmitted is through sex—but how does the virus infect someone after they have been exposed to HIV during sex? Follow HIV’s journey from exposure to infection.

By James Wilton

Find it on the web: How to map a successful search strategy

Searching on the web is a lot like taking a road trip: You need a strategy to get where you want to go. Here are seven basic steps to follow to develop an effective online search strategy.

By Lauren Plews

CATIE-News: Early treatment reduces HIV transmission in heterosexual serodiscordant couples

The early results of a clinical trial show that starting treatment early can significantly reduce the transmission of HIV in heterosexual serodiscordant couples.

Research update I: HIV stigma

Can an interactive campaign reduce HIV stigma?

Research update II: Male circumcision

Can male circumcision prevent HIV infection in gay men and other men who have sex with men?

The Programming Connection: programs and resources

Read about selected Canadian programs and resources to help you plan, deliver and evaluate a frontline program.

Current research

Interested in checking out the most recent Canadian HIV prevention research?

New Prevention Resources

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

Fast facts—Gay men

Ever wondered about the history of the pink triangle? Or how many gay men are living with HIV and don’t know it?

Acknowledgements

CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: Anthony Buccitelli, Roseline Carter, Laurie Edmiston, Brian Finch, Siva Gunaratnam, Ed Jackson, Dr. Rupert Kaul, Gillian Kolan, Andrea Langlois, Lydia Makoroka, David McLay, Alan Middleton, James Murray, Matthew Numer, Roberto Ortiz, Barry Plant, Lauren Plews, Jim Pollock, Rob Poole, Tim Rogers, Bill Ryan, Darien Taylor, Len Tooley, Matthew Watson and James Wilton.

Editorial team: Laurel Challacombe, Christie Johnston, Zak Knowles and Debbie Koenig.

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