Prevention in Focus

Spring 2018 

Pregnancy and infant feeding: Can we say U=U about the risk of passing HIV to an infant?

What do we know about the risk of passing HIV during pregnancy, childbirth and infant feeding when the parent has an undetectable viral load?

By Camille Arkell

Views from the front lines: Pregnancy and infant feeding

We spoke to three service providers about how they talk to HIV-positive clients about the risks of HIV transmission during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Risks, realities and responses: Hepatitis C re-infection among people who inject drugs and HIV-positive MSM

A look at hepatitis C re-infection rates across two key priority populations and effective approaches to care and treatment.

By Melisa Dickie and Suzanne Fish

Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis: What does it mean for Canadians?

The goal of the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis is to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030. How well is Canada doing in reaching the strategy’s targets?

By Suzanne Fish and Melisa Dickie

The routine offer of HIV testing in emergency departments: A review of the evidence

We reviewed the available scientific evidence to determine if routine HIV testing in emergency departments improves HIV testing outcomes.

By Laurel Challacombe and Logan Broeckaert

Practice Guidelines in Peer Health Navigation for People Living with HIV: A new program development resource for community-based organizations (Part 2)

Key recommendations from the new practice guidelines related to managing a peer health navigation program.

By Logan Broeckaert and Laurel Challacombe

Does serosorting prevent HIV transmission in men who have sex with men?

A summary of a systematic review on the effectiveness of serosorting as a prevention strategy in HIV-negative men who have sex with men.

By Erica Lee

Canadian hepatitis C guidelines

A snapshot of current Canadian guidelines on hepatitis C testing, prevention, treatment and care.

By Erica Lee


CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: Camille Arkell, Denise Bérubé, Alain Boutilier, Andrew Brett, Logan Broeckaert, Laurel Challacombe, Dieynaba Deme, Jocelyne Demers-Owoka, Melisa Dickie, Jean Dussault, Laurie Edmiston, Suzanne Fish, Amanda Giacomazzo, Jason Grebely, Naveed Janjua, Christine Johnston, Zak Knowles, Erica Lee, Mona Loutfy, Alexandra Martin-Roche, Precious Maseko, David McLay, Afshan Nathoo, Cassandra Parsons, Tim Rogers, Nicci Stein, Matthew Watson.

Editorial team: Camille Arkell, Laurel Challacombe, Zak Knowles.

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