Prevention in Focus

Fall 2010 

Let the adaptation begin: A potential solution to your programming dilemmas

Adapting programs can be a reliable, simple and inexpensive way of developing a new front-line program. One Canadian organization looked beyond our borders for a program to adapt for their own community and successfully strengthened their home-grown approach to HIV prevention.

By Christie Johnston

Detecting HIV earlier: Advances in HIV testing

How soon after a potential exposure can someone know their HIV status? It all depends on the type of test used. This article takes you on a tour of the different HIV tests available and explains why some experts suggest that we can detect HIV infections earlier than many people realize.

By Len Tooley

Can we prevent infection with HIV after an exposure? The world of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

If someone has been exposed to HIV, is there a way to stop them from getting infected with the virus? Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, could be an option.

By Harlon Davey, Laurel Challacombe and James Wilton


CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: John Baker, Harlon Davey, Tricia Diduch, Laurie Edmiston, Riyas Fadel, Ted Gaudet, Winston Husbands, Ed Jackson, Murray Jose, Erica Lee, Heather Ann Kaldeway, Carol Major, Doug McColeman, Alexander McKay, Barry Plant, Lauren Plews, Jim Pollock, Randi Reynolds, Tasha Riley, Tim Rogers, Darrell Tan, Darien Taylor, Len Tooley, Jessica Whitbread and James Wilton.

Editorial team: Laurel Challacombe, Christine Johnston, Zak Knowles and D Koenig

Production of Prevention in Focus has been made possible through financial contributions from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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