Prevention in Focus

Spring 2016 

Prevention resources

CATIE statement on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV
CATIE, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
CATIE, 2015

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

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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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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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Wise Women
Chee Mamuk, 2011

Wise Women is a culturally appropriate, healthy sexuality kit that provides information to Aboriginal Women about HIV, STIs, Hepatitis, healthy sexuality, condom use, and safer drug use.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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HIV Disclosure and the Law: What You Need to Know
Positive Women's Network, 2015

This pamphlet gives a brief overview of Canadian law relating to HIV non-disclosure in the context of sexual relationships. Additionally, basic strategies for documenting disclosure of HIV status are discussed.

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Sharing Together for Life: Facilitator’s Guide
Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 2015

Sharing Together for Life is a series of workshops designed to help women better understand the impact of disclosure or non-disclosure of their HIV-positive status in different situations. The program, which does not favour disclosure over non-disclosure, is made up of a series of nine workshops facilitated by a service provider and an HIV-positive woman. It encourages reflection through discussions and interactive activities. This step-by-step facilitator’s guide allows program planners to adapt the program to their own context.

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Starting points: Living with HIV
CATIE, 2015

Starting points: Living with HIV is an easy-to-read primer intended for individuals who are newly diagnosed with HIV. This concise guide contains basic information on HIV and AIDS, healthy living with HIV, CD4 count and viral load, starting treatment, disclosure and, next steps.

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HIV disclosure: a legal guide for gay men in Canada
HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) | Ontario’s Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) | CATIE, 2013

This guide, written for gay men living with HIV, offers information about HIV disclosure and Canadian criminal law. The guide outlines what the law says, and doesn't say, about your rights and obligations around the disclosure of your HIV status during sex. It explores situations, such as relationships or having sex with another guy who is HIV-positive. Advice on how to disclose is paired with tips on how to protect yourself against guys who might lie. It also has information about disclosure and other areas of the law, such as public health, privacy, employment, travel and immigration. Finally, the guide provides resources and contacts for more information.

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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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FACTSHEET: The epidemiology of HIV in Canada
CATIE, 2015

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the HIV epidemic in Canada. It is one of a series of fact sheets on the epidemiology of HIV and hepatitis C in Canada.

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HIV/AIDS in Canada - Infographic Poster
CATIE, 2015

This colourful infographic poster illustrates recent statistics and information on HIV/AIDS in Canada taken from 2014 estimates from the Public Health Agency of 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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