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ICAD requires the services of a highly-skilled consultant to work with CHABAC’s National Steering Committee, National Community Alliance and the National Program Coordinator to develop an ACB-specific program science model and develop and deliver its training curriculum and related evaluation tools. Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 12 2018 at 9:00am ET. A. BACKGROUND ICAD is a coalition of over 100 Canadian organizations and individuals that provides leadership in the response of Canadian international development organizations and Canadian HIV organizations to reduce the impact of the HIV epidemic at home and abroad. Founded in 1989, the Coalition is made up of Canadian AIDS service organizations, international development non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, … Read more 


 

Decades of neglect have allowed TB to become the world’s leading infectious killer. By Ms. Brenda Shanahan, MP, Mr. Dean Allison and Ms. Mobina Jaffer, Senator, on behalf of the Global Health Caucus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with support from RESULTS Canada. This post first appeared on ICAD’s blog page with Huffington Post Canada .

Irene is a young woman from Vancouver. Over the course of five days, exhaustion and headaches began to take over her previously normal work and daily life. Her doctor told her it was most likely a cold, and advised that she come back a week later if her symptoms persisted. When hallucinations and chills … Read more 


 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada .  By Heather Johnston and James Orbinski, Dignitas International On December 1 st , we marked another World AIDS Day in the global fight against the epidemic. As a result of key investments over the past two decades, primarily through the leadership of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),   millions of deaths and new infections have been averted . According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, of the 120 billion USD invested globally for HIV programs to date, more than 72 billion USD came through PEPFAR . Last year alone, with a PEPFAR investment of   6.8 … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada. By Shelley Garnham, RESULTS Canada I have a particular affinity for Isaac Newton’s famous quote,   “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”   I’ve always been short — except for a brief time in grade four when I hit average height, and then apparently stopped growing altogether. So I’ve spent most of my life getting quite good at strategizing how best to amplify my view. I have, on occasion, been known to climb atop furniture/counters/shoulders when needed. I know how valuable a boost up can be. Whether literal or metaphorical, gaining a little … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada .  By Tammy C. Yates, Realize (formerly CWGHR) Traditionally, to mark World AIDS Day, I tend to remain singularly focused on the theme selected globally, or nationally, to raise awareness about the particular issue or topic that needs to be highlighted. Traditionally, I focus on the contribution that   Realize   is making in the response to HIV at home and abroad. These are not traditional times. On December 1 ,   as we marked World AIDS Day (WAD), many community-based HIV organizations at all levels that have served and empowered people living with HIV for decades have either closed down, are on the … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada . By Angela Quinlan, Grandmothers Advocacy Network I am a member of the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), a non-partisan network of women spread across the country from coast to coast to coast, who are passionate about the human rights of women and children living with HIV/AIDS in sub- Saharan Africa, where the pandemic has had the most devastating effect. We believe every person has the right to know their HIV status; to have the tools available to prevent HIV infection; and if infected to access appropriate antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to enable them to live a long, productive and normal life. Africa … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada .  Co-authored by members of Plan International Canada’s Global Fund team: Magalie Nelson, Health Advisor and Kate Waller, Gender Advisor under the leadership of  Bernabe Yameogo, Director of the Unit. The Global Fund Team at Plan International Canada works to accelerate the end of the malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics A 25-year old Beninese woman confides: ” They (men) do not know what they make us live. Some of us here have become HIV-infected women because of the weight of society, we cannot tell our husbands: condoms or nothing. They allow themselves to go to town to do what they want … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada .  By Nicci Stein, The Teresa Group U=U for sexual transmission (undetectable=untransmissable) is the most exciting game changer to come along since combination therapies were introduced over twenty years ago. The   U=U movement   is gaining traction worldwide and has the potential to deconstruct much of the stigma that has surrounded HIV from the beginning. U=U for sexual transmission was born out of robust scientific evidence but HIV transmission through breastfeeding differs in many ways, including a far higher risk associated with breastfeeding versus sexual exposures. The evidence at present does not justify inclusion into U=U and this nuance is lost in … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada .  By Emily Carson, ICASO There is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. This is a crisis of many facets, but it is above all, humanitarian: people are dying of hunger. People are dying of preventable, treatable infections. Our friends living with HIV are dying of AIDS. The reality on the ground hits home for many here in Canada, but specifically Venezuela is home for ICASO’s Executive Director, Mary Ann Torres. The situation in Venezuela is unprecedented. It is a government-made, complex humanitarian emergency with severe and widespread social consequences. ICASO recently published a report entitled   “Triple threat: Resurging epidemics, a broken … Read more