Prevention in Focus

Fall 2020 

HIV self-testing: Learning from international program models to increase testing

Self-testing in Canada – learning from international HIV self-testing program models.

By Amanda Giacomazzo

From the front lines: Adapting programs in response to COVID-19

We speak to service providers from Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador on how they have adapted HIV, hepatitis C and harm reduction programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PrEP and PEP for sexually transmitted infections: what do we know about doxycycline as a strategy to prevent syphilis and chlamydia?

A look at sexually transmitted infection prophylaxis, the available research on its effectiveness, as well as the potential consequences of its use.

By Mallory Harrigan

How can we eliminate hepatitis C in prisons? Strategies for a Canadian response

What are the challenges associated with hepatitis C in Canadian prisons and the potential strategies to address them?

By Christopher Hoy

What are the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing HIV self-testing in Canada?

A summary of a literature review examining the challenges and opportunities associated with HIV self-testing that may help us to better implement HIV self-testing in Canada.

By Erica Lee

Sharing information on COVID-19, HIV and hepatitis C with clients

Resources that HIV and hepatitis C service providers can use to share information on COVID-19 with their clients. 

By Erica Lee


CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: Denise Bérubé, Alain Boutilier, Laurel Challacombe, Jonathan Degenhardt, Jocelyne Demers-Owoka, Melisa Dickie, Laurie Edmiston, Rick Galli, Amanda Giacomazzo, Troy Grennan, Matthew Harding, Mallory Harrigan, Christopher Hoy, Zak Knowles, Nadine Kronfli, Erica Lee, Ali Murphy, Ethel Perez, Catherine Poëzévara, Tim Rogers, Jennifer Thomas and Matthew Watson.

Editorial team: Camille Arkell, Laurel Challacombe, Amanda Giacomazzo, Mallory Harrigan, Zak Knowles