Media

CATIE strengthens Canada’s response to HIV and hepatitis C by bridging research and practice. We connect healthcare and community-based service providers with the latest science, and promote good practices for prevention and treatment programs.

As Canada’s official knowledge broker for HIV and hepatitis C, you can count on us for up-to-date, accurate and unbiased information.

Media requests

Andrew Brett
Director, Communications
1-800-263-1638 ext. 268

Spokespeople

Laurie Edmiston

Laurie Edmiston
Executive Director
 

Topics and areas of expertise: national action on HIV and hepatitis C in Canada

Sean Hosein

Sean Hosein
Science & Medicine Editor
 

Topics and areas of expertise: HIV and hepatitis C statistics and the science of prevention, testing and treatment

Key facts about HIV and hepatitis C

HIV/AIDS in Canada - Infographic Poster

Hepatitis C in Canada - Infographic Poster

A note about terminology

In order to reduce the stigma facing people living with HIV and communities affected by HIV, we encourage journalists to take note of preferred terminology:

  • We're usually talking about HIV, not AIDS. The virus is transmitted, not the syndrome. Most people living with HIV in Canada today do not have AIDS.
  • People living with HIV or hepatitis C. Avoid the term "patients" except in a clinical context, and avoid referring to people "carrying" a virus.
  • Transmission or passing on. Avoid referring to a person "infecting" another person, as it implies intention and blame.
  • People who use or inject drugs. Avoid derogatory language or assuming that all people who use drugs have an addiction.