Prevention in Focus

Spring 2017 

Prevention resources

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

Honouring Our Voices
Chee Mamuk, 2016

Honouring Our Voices, produced by BC’s Chee Mamuk, features the stories of five Aboriginal people living with Hep C. The book uses photography and storytelling to share information about testing, diagnosis and treatment for Hep C. The book aims to show the ways Hep C impacts Aboriginal people, families and communities.

This resource is only available in English.

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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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Understanding Cirrhosis of the Liver: First Steps for the Newly Diagnosed
Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses (CAHN) |CATIE, 2015

This booklet will help people newly diagnosed with cirrhosis understand the basics of this serious form of liver damage. The booklet explains the common symptoms of cirrhosis, the various medical tests people living with cirrhosis can expect, and treatment options. It also gives readers general tools for managing their liver health.

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Hep C Key Messages: Hepatitis C. You can have it and not know it. Get Tested. [Wallet card, 20 per package]
CATIE, 2014

This bright four-fold wallet card raises awareness about getting tested for hepatitis C and encourages people to know their status. Part of the Hepatitis C Key Messages series.

Doing outreach? Order posters, wallet cards and stickers and build a colourful collection of hepatitis C information with all six messages.

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Living Healthy: What you need to know about hepatitis C in Canada
Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC), 2013

This brochure includes basic Hep C transmission, testing and treatment information in English, Amharic, Arabic, French, Oromo, Somali, Swahili and Tigrigna.

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What you should know about hepatitis C: a guide in English and Arabic
CATIE, 2015

This brochure, written in English and Arabic offers basic information on hepatitis C in Canada and is intended for immigrants and newcomers and service providers who work with them. More languages and information are available on the website arabic.hepcinfo.ca or yourlanguage.hepcinfo.ca.

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What you should know about hepatitis C: a guide in English and Urdu
CATIE, 2012

This brochure written in English and Urdu offers basic information on hepatitis C in Canada and is intended for immigrants and newcomers and service providers that work with them. More languages and information are available on the website yourlanguage.hepcinfo.ca or urdu.hepcinfo.ca.

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What you should know about hepatitis C: a guide in English and Simplified Chinese
CATIE, 2012

This brochure written in English and Simplified Chinese offers basic information on hepatitis C in Canada and is intended for immigrants and newcomers and service providers that work with them. More languages and information are available on the website yourlanguage.hepcinfo.ca or simplifiedchinese.hepcinfo.ca.

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Frequently Questions about Hepatitis C - Punjabi
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), 2016

This brochure written in English and Punjabi offers basic information on hepatitis C in Canada and is intended for immigrants and newcomers . More languages and information are available on the website hepatitiseducation.med.ubc.ca/patients/.

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Frequently Questions about Hepatitis C – Hindi
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), 2016

This booklet written in English and Hindi offers basic information on hepatitis C in Canada and is intended for immigrants and newcomers . More languages and information are available on the website hepatitiseducation.med.ubc.ca/patients/.

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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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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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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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My Sex Life: info for young poz people
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) | CATIE, 2013

My Sex Life is a sexual health resource and a bit more. It is designed to help young people living with HIV navigate and explore sex. It may be just as useful for those of us with a lot of sexual experience as it is for those of us who haven't had a relationship or sexual experience. People who provide treatment, care and support to us and work with us may also find My Sex Life useful.

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What Works: Tips for taking care of yourself if you have Hep C or HIV and inject drugs
CATIE, 2014

This pocket-sized booklet contains easy-to-understand messages about how to take care of your health if you have Hep C or HIV and inject drugs. Complete with lots of practical tips, this resource is a great starting point for someone who has questions about how to manage their health.

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Treat Me Right: Getting treated for Hep C or HIV if you inject drugs
CATIE, 2014

This pocket-sized booklet contains easy-to-understand messages about Hep C and HIV treatment for people who inject drugs. Complete with lots of practical information, this resource is a great starting point for someone who has questions about Hep C or HIV treatment. 

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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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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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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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