Dec 8, 2021 1:00 pm

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