Prevention in Focus

Spring 2013 

What to ask when researchers come knocking

Wondering about the researcher who recently called you about a research partnership? How will you decide if a partnership is worthwhile? Here are eight questions to ask when researchers come knocking.

By Carol Strike and Adrian Guta

Views from the front lines: Research partnerships

3 perspectives on community-based research partnerships.

Interviews by Debbie Koenig

The HIV treatment cascade – patching the leaks to improve HIV prevention

How well we are we engaging people living with HIV in the continuum of services? We look at the HIV treatment cascade and why it's important for HIV prevention.

By James Wilton and Logan Broeckaert

Condoms: Tried, tested and true?

Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, condoms have been one of the cornerstones of our HIV prevention efforts. How effectively do condoms prevent HIV transmission? And how do they compare to other prevention strategies?

By James Wilton

What the syph is going on? Responding to syphilis outbreaks in Canada

An overview of syphilis outbreaks in Canada and how public health units and communities have responded.

By Marc-André LeBlanc

Beyond vulnerability: Breaking the link between violence and HIV risk for young people

We look at the ways in which violence and stigma are linked to HIV risk in the lives of youth, and how policies and programs that address this violence constitute key prevention strategies.

By Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc and Bonnie Bea Miller

Prevention programming resources online: The sites you won’t want to miss

Whether you’re starting a new prevention program or looking to change an existing one, there are many great online resources you can turn to for help.

By Erica Lee

CATIE launches multilingual outreach project to raise hepatitis C awareness

CATIE now offers multilingual hepatitis C resources in Simplified Chinese (简体中文), Tagalog, Punjabi (ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ) and Urdu (اردو).

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 latest Canadian research on HIV and hepatitis C prevention?

New prevention resources

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


CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: Michael Bailey, Ahmed Bayoumi, Ann Burchell, Melisa Dickie, Laurie Edmiston, Jennifer Ann Grochocinski, Brittany Howlett, Ed Jackson, Christie Johnston, Zak Knowles, Marc-André LeBlanc, Sam Milligan, Dr. Peggy Millson, San Patten, Rob Poole, Tim Rogers, Louise Slocombe, Hywel Tuscano and Matt Watson.

Editorial team: Laurel Challacombe, Logan Broeckaert, Debbie Koenig and James Wilton.

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