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Prevention in Focus

Spring 2018 

Prevention resources

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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Information for HIV+ New Moms
Women's College Hospital, 2010

This pamphlet, developed by Women’s College Hospital, provides practical information on key issues facing new mothers living with HIV. Topics include breast-feeding, addressing emotional issues and reducing the risk of HIV transmission.

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MaterniKit
Maple Leaf Medical | CATIE, 2013

This comprehensive guide, created for front-line healthcare providers in hospital or clinic settings, reviews and summarizes the important aspects of the management of HIV and pregnancy, as well as pregnancy and family planning. It also provides a comprehensive list of resources and links for further information in this area.

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Is Formula Good for My Baby?
The Teresa Group | CATIE, 2015

Is Formula Good for My Baby? helps HIV-positive mothers and their service providers understand Canadian infant feeding recommendations. The guide, developed by The Teresa Group and CATIE, also offers tips that have helped HIV-positive mothers prepare during pregnancy and adjust to the practical and emotional aspects of formula feeding after birth.

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Hep C and Sex for Gay, Bi and Queer Men
ACT | CATIE, 2015

In recent years, groups of gay, bi and queer men – especially HIV-positive men but also HIV-negative men – have become Hep C positive through sex. Find out more, including what men can do to lower their chance of Hep C, in Hep C and Sex for Gay, Bi and Queer Men; a resource from ACT and CATIE.

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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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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 Stories
CATIE, 2017

This beautiful booklet features the stories and photos of 7 people who have had hepatitis C. They talk candidly about their experiences and offer advice to others newly diagnosed. With highly effective hep C treatments now available, readers can rest assured that “there is life after hep C”! This publication also provides plain language information about the disease, how it’s transmitted, testing, and new treatments that not only work but are much easier to tolerate.

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Hepatitis C: Get the facts / Hépatite C : informez-vous
Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015

Hepatitis C is a chronic liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). This bilingual pamphlet covers basic information on hepatitis C, including risk factors, testing, and prevention.

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Hepatitis C drugs approved in Canada for adults
CATIE, 2017

This colourful wall poster was designed to be used in clinics, hospitals or community agencies that need hepatitis C information. It lists hepatitis C medications by viral genotype so that patients can easily discuss their treatment options with their healthcare providers.

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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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