Our history

Delivering life-giving information for over 30 years

Since 1990 when the AIDS epidemic was hitting hard and people were desperate for news of any possible treatments, CATIE’s key role has been to deliver the most accurate information that enables people to make informed choices about their health.

Begun as the Treatment Information Exchange (TIE) Project of Toronto-based AIDS Action Now!, we evolved to a separate organization called the Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE), again renamed the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange in 1999 to reflect our reach across the country. By 2009, CATIE’s mandate expanded to providing both treatment and prevention information for hepatitis C as well as HIV.