Prevention in Focus

Spring 2011 

HIV prevention for people who inject drugs: Time for a global change

The Vienna Declaration calls for an end to the “War on Drugs” and for policies based on scientific evidence. So what does the research tell us about preventing HIV among people who inject drugs?

Carol Strike and Adrian Guta

The Programming Connection: Linking evidence to practice for HIV and HCV prevention

As one step in a broader effort to bridge the gap between evidence and practice, CATIE has recently launched the Programming Connection—an online collection of case studies of Canadian front-line programs.

Christine Johnston and Don Bapst

Sexual transmission of hepatitis C: Are HIV-positive gay and bisexual men at risk?

Research shows that the hepatitis C virus may be transmitted sexually, especially among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men. What is the evidence? Why do HIV-positive MSM appear to be at higher risk?

Jeff Reinhart

Research update: Are lubes safe for anal sex?

Is it safe to use lube for anal sex?

Zak Knowles

6 steps to assess health information on the Web

On the Web we have access to more information than we could ever hope to use. We need to know how to filter out what we don’t need and keep only what is useful to us. Six questions to help you quickly assess the usefulness of a website.

Lauren Plews

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–Hep C

Ever wondered which internal organ produces bile? Or how many Canadians have hepatitis C and don’t know it?

Acknowledgements

CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: Barry Adam, Don Bapst, Laurie Edmiston, Adrian Guta, Ed Jackson, Christie Johnston, Jody Jollimore, Kristen Kvakic, Adina Lakser, Alana Leard, Marc-André LeBlanc, Shari Margolese, Peggy Millson, Susan Massarella, Peter Newman, San Patten, Rui Perez, Lauren Plews, RonniLyn Pustil, Jeff Reinhart, Robert Remis, Tim Rogers, Carol Strike, Darien Taylor, Mark Tyndall, Matthew Watson and James Wilton.