Prevention in Focus

Fall 2017 

Prevention resources

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

The Positive Side (Summer 2017): Inquiring Mind
CATIE, 2017

Health and wellness magazine for people living with HIV. In this issue: celebrating U=U (undetectable HIV is sexually untransmittable); activist Ian Bradley-Perrin; the impact of HIV criminalization on African, Caribbean and Black communities; women and stigma; managing multiple conditions; artist William Flett.

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FACTSHEET: HIV treatment and an undetectable viral load to prevent HIV transmission
CATIE, 2017

This fact sheet looks at how taking HIV treatment to maintain an undetectable viral load can prevent HIV transmission.

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FACTSHEET: The HIV testing process
CATIE, 2017

This fact sheet outlines the general approach to HIV testing in Canada, although each region may have slightly different approaches to HIV testing.

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FACTSHEET: HIV Testing Technologies
CATIE, 2015

HIV testing technologies are used to determine if a person has HIV. Several types of HIV testing technologies are used in Canada. This factsheet looks at the different tests in Canada.

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HIV Basic Facts
CATIE, 2016

This bilingual brochure offers the basics on HIV transmission, testing and treatment and is written for the general public.

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#ResistStigma: How do we get there? A scoping review
CBRC, 2016

This report, summarizing the work of the CBRC Resist Stigma Project, surveys the landscape of campaigns, programs, policies and interventions that individuals, communities, organizations, institutions and governments have used to resist HIV stigma and promote change, considering peer-reviewed and grey literature in regions such as Canada, the US, the UK, the EU and Australia. In the context of developing such campaigns and educational efforts, the report advocates collaborating with people living with HIV to identify their specific needs, in order to lessen or eliminate the shame and stigma that certain approaches can perpetuate. It is hoped that this report will be a useful resource for community-based organizations, HIV/AIDS service groups, researchers, practitioners, educators and policymakers.

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Providing HIV PrEP: Steps to Patient Engagement
CTAC, 2017

This  guide  is  designed  for  health  care  providers  interested  in  prescribing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.  It provides background on what PrEP is and outlines the process of providing PrEP  including  how  and  why  patients  might  be  interested  in  PrEP,  how  to  engage  patients in conversation about PrEP,   assessments needed before prescribing PrEP, and ongoing care. It also provides links to other resources that can be useful for you and your patients to learn more about PrEP.

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CATIE statement on the use of condoms as a highly effective strategy to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV
CATIE, 2017

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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CATIE statement on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) to maintain an undetectable viral load as a highly effective strategy to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV
CATIE, 2017

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 oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a highly effective strategy to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV
CATIE, 2017

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 oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

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Living with HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection
CATIE, 2016

This booklet, written for people with HIV and hepatitis C, offers key information on living with both viruses. Covering useful topics such as HIV and hepatitis C basics, the effects of co-infection, ways to stay healthy, treatment strategies and preventing transmission, this booklet aims to help people understand co-infection better – whether they have been living with both viruses for a long time or are newly diagnosed with HIV and/or hepatitis C.

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HepCInfo on Newsprint
CATIE, 2011

HepCInfo on Newsprint uses the format of a community newspaper to offer plain and simple health information for people affected by hepatitis C. Each issue contains short articles, contributions from people at-risk for or living with Hep C and interactive activities on topics related to prevention, testing, healthy living and treatment. In this issue: Getting tested for Hep C, liver basics, co-infection with HIV, tips for managing common symptoms, Hep C-related art projects and more.

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HepCInfo on Newsprint - ISSUE 4
CATIE, 2017

HepCInfo on Newsprint uses the format of a community newspaper to offer plain and simple health information for people affected by hepatitis C. Each issue contains short articles, contributions from people at risk for or living with Hep C,and interactive activities on topics related to prevention, testing, healthy living and treatment.

In this issue: deciding whether to take treatment for hepatitis C; treatment combinations that are available in Canada; choosing a treatment; getting ready for treatment; tips for staying on track with treatment.

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Choosing a safer injection site [Wallet card, 20 per package]
CATIE, 2015

This resource is a pocket sized easy-to-understand wallet card about where is safer, less safe and dangerous to inject drugs on the body.

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Sharp Shooters
CATIE | Queen West Community Health Centre, 2014

This comprehensive booklet, developed by injection drug users for injection drug users, contains information on safer injection practices and vein care. Published in partnership with Queen West Community Health Centre.

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If You Just Found Out You Are HIV-Positive…
CATIE, 2017

If you were just diagnosed with HIV or you are a frontline worker who works with newly diagnosed people, this information sheet offers a starting point. It communicates six key points, and tells you where to turn for more information and support.

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Know Your Rights: A Guide for Child and Family Service Providers Serving People Living with HIV
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, 2017

This guide was written for child and family service providers who provide support and assistance to people living with or affected by HIV.

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Getting Started: Important things to know when you have hepatitis
CATIE, 2017

If you have just found out you have hepatitis C or you found out a while ago and want to learn more about hepatitis C then this guide is for you. It covers lots of the questions people might have if they have hepatitis C, such as, what is hepatitis C?, can I be treated and cured of hepatitis C?, how can I protect myself and others from hepatitis C? and many more.

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Hep C can be cured
CATIE, 2016

This client brochure aims to provide basic information about current hepatitis C treatments, while offering people useful questions to ask their doctor about their treatment options. It also addresses the issues of paying for treatment and living healthy. Simple language and engaging design are used to help everyone understand the basics of treatment.

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