Prevention in Focus

Spring 2011 

New prevention resources

The CATIE Ordering Centre offers hundreds of free HIV and hepatitis C resources and tools from organizations across Canada, for use by people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C and their caregivers, healthcare providers, AIDS service organizations and related front-line organizations across Canada. Here is a selection of new prevention resources, which you may find useful.

New Directions in Gay Men's Health and HIV Prevention in Canada: Pan-Canadian Deliberative Dialogue Report, 2010

There is a growing movement in Canada and elsewhere to re-frame HIV prevention among gay men in the more holistic context of their health and well-being rather than focusing solely on their HIV status and safer sex practices. A one-day satellite conference preceding the Canadian HIV/AIDS Skills Building Symposium: Leading Together in March 2010 brought together 40 community programmers, policy makers and researchers involved in gay men’s health and HIV initiatives across the country to discuss this new direction. This report documents their deliberations and recommendations for future directions.

CAS Skills Building Conference 2010 Satellite Meeting Report: New Prevention technologies and vaccine development

Summary of the March 4 meeting on HIV vaccine preparedness and new HIV prevention technologies co-organized by the Canadian AIDS Society, the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development and the Coalition des organismes communautaires québecois de lutte contre le sida, this report highlights presentations on the existing research landscape, including vaccine social research, trial results and lessons learned, current developments in new prevention technologies, the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative, current projects, outreach and public awareness efforts and an outline of next steps.

Enhancing Capacity to Provide Services for People Who Use Substances: A Needs and Assets Assessment

This bilingual publication, which is a follow-up report to 2008's Learning from Each Other, explores the perspective of those who provide services to people who use substances. The document summarizes the results of findings from a community-based, multi-phased assessment of the needs and assets of the Canadian AIDS Society's member organizations with respect to providing services for people who use substances. It identifies the effective and challenging aspects of their work and shares the successes and lessons of experienced practitioners in the field of harm reduction.

Hepatitis C: Get the facts / Hépatite C : informez-vous

Hepatitis C is a chronic liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). This bilingual pamphlet covers basic information on hepatitis C, including risk factors, testing, and prevention.

L’hépatite C est une maladie chronique du foie causée par le virus de l’hépatite C (VHC). Ce dépliant bilingue présente des renseignements de base sur l'hépatite C, dont les facteurs de risque, le dépistage et la prévention.

Hepatitis B: Get the facts. You can have it and not know it. / Hépatite B : informez-vous. Vous pouvez l'avoir sans le savoir.

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can be prevented by a vaccine. This bilingual pamphlet covers basic information on hepatitis B, including risk factors, symptoms, and prevention.

L’hépatite B est une maladie du foie causée par le virus de l’hépatite B (VHB). Elles peut être prévenue par un vaccin. Ce dépliant bilingue présente des renseignements de base sur l'hépatite B, dont les facteurs de risque, les symptômes et la prévention.