Prevention in Focus

Fall 2012 

Certainly uncertain: Challenges in communicating HIV risk

Clients often want to know how great their risk of HIV transmission is and how effectively different strategies can reduce this risk. Helping clients navigate the maze of risk-related concepts so they can make more informed decisions is a key piece of the prevention puzzle.

By James Wilton

Putting a number on it: The risk from an exposure to HIV

What do the latest studies tell us about the risk of HIV transmission from a sexual exposure to HIV? And how should we interpret and communicate the results?

By James Wilton

Views from the front lines: Communicating risk

How do you explain the concept of risk to your clients or patients? Three service providers discuss the challenges and possible solutions.

Interviews by James Wilton

HIV prevention for Aboriginal women in Canada

HIV is having a profound impact on Aboriginal women in Canada. This requires a robust, immediate and sustained response. We can and we must prevent new exposures to HIV and help prevent the too frequent rapid progression to AIDS for those living with HIV.


CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: Tsion Demeke Abate, Michael Bailey, Melisa Dickie, Laurie Edmiston, Heidi Exner, Ed Jackson, Dr. Rupert Kaul, Andrea Langlois, Marc-André LeBlanc, Stéphanie Lemyre, Alexandra Martin-Roche, Dr. Peggy Millson, Tim Rogers, Dr. Darrell Tan, Minnie Wong, Zak Knowles, Christie Johnston and Matt Watson.

Editorial team: Laurel Challacombe, Debbie Koenig and James Wilton.

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