Prevention in Focus

Fall 2015 

Prevention resources

STI: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015

This booklet discusses signs and symptoms of STIs, how to get tested, and how to prevent STIs. It also provides messages for making healthy decisions. The STIs covered include: chlamydia, lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, human papillomavirus (HPV) and anogenital warts, genital herpes, hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and pubic lice and scabies.

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Sex from A-Z Cards: Information for Young Gay and Bisexual Men

ACT, 2014

Sex from A to Z is a set of cards intended for gay and bisexual youth and now comes with a new instruction sheet on how to use the cards during outreach and other single-session behavioral interventions.

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Attack of the Cursed Syphilis [Brochure]
ACT, 2010

Across Canada, cities have seen a huge rise in syphilis over the past seven years. In most cities gay and bisexual men have been hit hardest by it, and as many as 1/2 of syphilis cases are among men who are HIV positive. This brochure provides information on the how syphilis is transmitted, how to prevent it, and where to get tested.

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FACTSHEET: The epidemiology of HIV in gay men and other men who have sex with men

CATIE, 2015

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the HIV epidemic in Canada among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Pre-fix: A guide for people with Hep C or HIV who inject drugs
CATIE, 2015

This comprehensive resource for people living with Hep C or HIV who inject drugs offers information on a range of topics—from getting tested and working with a doctor to using safely. It offers practical advice about how to live healthily with Hep C or HIV, tips for sticking to treatment and information on other infections to know about. Frontline Hep C and HIV workers will also find this guide a valuable resource to support their own learning.

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Harm Reduction from A-Z Cards: Information for Young Gay and Bisexual Men

ACT, 2014

Harm Reduction from A-Z is a set of cards intended for gay and bisexual youth. This is a fun and accessible resource that facilitates humorous and frank discussion among youth about drugs, alcohol, HIV and STI prevention.  It can also be used by service providers as a discussion tool in workshops and training sessions.

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FACTSHEET: Condoms for the Prevention of HIV and STI Transmission
CATIE, 2013

This factsheet looks at the effectiveness of condoms in the prevention of STI and HIV transmission and their advantages and disadvantages compared to other strategies.

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Who's got the Condom? Flipbook

Chee Mamuk | YouthCO | 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations, 2013

Flipping fun—a pocket-sized flip book that graphically models condom use between two men.

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Put On Something Sexy Condom Flipbook

Chee Mamuk | YouthCO | 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations, 2010

Flipping fun—a pocket-sized flip book that graphically models condom use between a man and a woman.

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Sex and Hep C for Gay, Bi and Queer Men
ACT|CATIE, 2015

In recent years, groups of gay, bi and queer men – especially HIV-positive men but also HIV-negative men – have become Hep C positive through sex. Find out more in Sex, Hep C and Gay, Bi and Queer Men; a new resource from ACT and CATIE.

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Reading This Can Save Your Ass: Safer Rimming Tips
ACT, 2013

This brochure is written for gay and bisexual men and provides information and tips on safer rimming (oral-anal contact). The brochure includes information on the associated risk of HIV, STIs and hepatitis (A and B) transmission, and provides practical tips to keep yourself and your partner(s) healthy and happy.

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Use Your Head When Giving It: Blow Job Tips
ACT, 2013

This brochure is written for gay and bisexual men and offers information on safer blow jobs (oral sex).  The brochure includes information on the associated risk of HIV and STI transmission through unprotected oral sex and provides practical tips to keep yourself and your partner(s) healthy and happy.

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Women Lovin': A sexual health guide for queer women

ACT, 2012

This pocket guide is a fresh look at sexual health for queer women. Developed, designed and written by women, Women Lovin' is a bit cheeky and playful, with solid information on sexual health issues for queer women. It's written from a pleasure perspective. The format includes more than two dozen topics organized around knowledge ("Know your risks") and options for promoting sexual health ("Know your choices"). Basic information on HIV and other STIs, as well as Hep C, is combined with practical tips and risk-reduction strategies.
The pocket guide includes information about trans women, cis women, trans men and cis men, in the context of being potential partners to cis women. Introductory national resources are also provided.

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HIV/AIDS in Canada - Infographic Poster

CATIE, 2013

This colourful infographic poster illustrates recent statistics and information on HIV/AIDS in Canada.

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New HIV infections in Canada - Infographic Poster
CATIE, 2014

This colourful infographic poster is part of a series and illustrates recent statistics and information on HIV/AIDS in Canada.

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People living with HIV in Canada - Infographic Poster

CATIE, 2014

This colourful infographic poster is part of a series and illustrates recent statistics and information on HIV/AIDS in Canada.

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Where is HIV hitting hardest? Infographic Poster

CATIE, 2014

This colourful infographic poster is part of a series and illustrates recent statistics and information on HIV/AIDS in Canada.

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Hepatitis C in Canada - Infographic Poster
CATIE, 2015

This colourful infographic poster illustrates recent statistics and information on Hepatitis C in Canada.

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