Addressing HIV and COVID-19: Gaps and opportunities
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have navigated isolation, loss of employment, housing precarity and other challenges that hinder successful HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. There is real concern that COVID-19 has exacerbated gaps in the HIV prevention and care cascade, particularly for those who are most marginalized.
As we move through the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HIV sector continues to respond to the needs of people living with and affected by HIV in Canada, shifting, resuming and adapting services as needed. A new landscape of HIV services is emerging. What can we learn from our experiences in the COVID-19 pandemic, and which of these lessons can be leveraged to support our goals in addressing HIV?
Join us for a webinar, in partnership with the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, that will bring together community, clinical and research experts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the HIV care cascade, our evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to improve services to reach those most affected by both HIV and COVID-19.
Moderator: Shriya Hari, COVID-19 Information Specialist and Education Coordinator, CATIE
- Junine Toy, Senior Manager, Drug Treatment Program, B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Paul’s Hospital Ambulatory Pharmacy; Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Abigail Kroch, Director, Applied Epidemiology Unit, OHTN
- Glen Bradford, Manager, Peer Navigation Services, AIDS Vancouver
- Dr. Gordon Arbess, Clinical Director, HIV/AIDS program, St. Michael's Hospital
- Gareth Henry, Executive Director, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention
- Danita Wahpoosewyan, Peer Health Advocate, Wellness Wheel; Board Director for CATIE and the Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses