Prevention in Focus

Fall 2016 

Prevention resources

CATIE statement on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV
CATIE, 2016

In response to a need for clear and accurate messaging about the effectiveness of HIV prevention methods, CATIE has published three statements. This statement is on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

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CATIE statement on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) and an undetectable viral load to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV
CATIE, 2016

In response to a need for clear and accurate messaging about the effectiveness of HIV prevention methods, CATIE has published three statements. This statement is on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) and an undetectable viral load to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

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CATIE statement on the use of condoms to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV
CATIE, 2016

In response to a need for clear and accurate messaging about the effectiveness of HIV prevention methods, CATIE has published three statements. This statement is on the use of condoms to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

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FACTSHEET: Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
CATIE, 2016

This fact sheet looks at how oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can help reduce the risk of HIV infection.

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Dope Guide: sex work, drugs and other substances
STELLA, 2006

The Dope Guide covers the various drugs that are on the market, and suggests ways to reduce the risks that come with using them. The guide also provides crucial information if you want to avoid getting pregnant, or if you want to give birth to a healthy baby and keep custody of it once it's born. It also contains information about the law and on your rights with regard to dope. And lastly, you'll find information that may be helpful if you decide to make changes to your drug use or quit entirely.

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Pocket Guide for Women Living with HIV
Positive Women's Network, 2011

This second edition of the popular pocket guide for HIV-positive women provides up-to-date information in plain language about a wide range of issues often faced by women with HIV. Topics include healthy living, nutrition, getting care, treatment basics, relationships and pregnancy. It also addresses street drugs and touches on hepatitis C co-infection.

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Women Lovin': A sexual health guide for queer women
AIDS Committee of Toronto (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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Sex from A-Z Cards: Information for Young Gay and Bisexual Men
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), 2014

Sex from A to 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 sexuality and HIV and STI prevention.  It can also be used by service providers as a discussion tool in workshops and training sessions.

Available in English only. 

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Pre-fix: A guide for people with Hep C or HIV who inject drugs
CATIE, 2016

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
AIDS Committee of Toronto (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: Genital herpes
CATIE, 2016

This factsheet summarizes up-to-date information on genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2).

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FACTSHEET: Hepatitis A
CATIE, 2016

This factsheet summarizes up-to-date information on hepatitis A, an infection caused by a virus that can be sexually transmitted. Infection with hepatitis A results in inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).

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FACTSHEET: Hepatitis B
CATIE, 2016

This factsheet summarizes up-to-date information on hepatitis B, an infection caused by a virus that can be transmitted by sexual exposure to blood or bodily fluids, injection drug use, and household contact with someone who has hepatitis B.  The virus causes inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) and can ultimately cause chronic liver disease.

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FACTSHEET: Chlamydia
CATIE, 2016

This factsheet summarizes up-to-date information on chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium.

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FACTSHEET: HPV, cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer
CATIE, 2016

This factsheet summarizes up-to-date information on HPV, cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. Cervical dysplasia is an abnormal change in the cells of the cervix in the uterus. Early changes, called low-grade lesions by doctors, may persist and develop into high-grade lesions that can lead to cervical cancer. A sexually transmitted virus called HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most cervical dysplasia and all cervical cancers.

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FACTSHEET: Gonorrhea
CATIE, 2016

This factsheet summarizes up-to-date information on gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium.

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FACTSHEET: Syphilis
CATIE, 2016

This fact sheet summarizes up-to-date information on syphilis.

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Safer sex guide
CATIE, 2016

This fun, plain language guide helps readers take charge of their sexual health by exploring how to make sex safer and giving reader’s tips on preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The guide looks at risks based on the type of sex you’re having at the time and gives readers tools to prevent passing or getting an STI.

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