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ICAD’s resources are developed by experts in the field of HIV and are meant to provide information on key topics related to HIV and development. These resources aim to help ICAD members and other stakeholders understand and engage with diverse elements of the global response to HIV. ICAD publications and resources include fact sheets, reports and toolkits.


HIV and Co-infections

People living with HIV are often living with another infection at the same time.  Common coinfections include hepatitis C (HCV) and tuberculosis (TB). … Read more 

Key Populations and Vulnerable Groups

Key populations and vulnerable groups are two terms that are used to identify populations that are disproportionately affected by HIV due to higher risk behaviours and/or social and structural factors such as stigma, criminalized legal environments and marginalization. … Read more 

Public Policy and Global Engagement

ICAD is at the forefront bringing a collective Canadian voice to global and domestic dialogues that inform priorities, policies and programs and enhance Canada’s response to HIV and related co-infections in global health and development. We engage at the national and international level, drawing on the wealth of experiences of ICAD members, to ensure that HIV remains priority within health and development agendas internationally and domestically. … Read more 


Twinning is a formal, substantive collaboration between two organizations. Twinning encourages civil society organizations to collaborate and form partnerships with like-minded organizations in other countries or regions and provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge and strengthening of capacity. … Read more 

Community and Health Systems Strengthening

An effective HIV response requires community and health systems that are robust, highly integrated and well supported. Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) focuses on the establishment of well-functioning health systems, which are built on having “trained and motivated health workers, a well-maintained infrastructure, and a reliable supply of medicines and technologies, backed by adequate funding, strong health plans and evidence-based policies.” … Read more 

Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)

HIV is intricately linked to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), each impacting the other, and necessitating an integrated policy and programming response. … Read more 

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are the non-medical determinants of health that include: Aboriginal status gender disability housing early life income and income distribution education race employment and working conditions social exclusion food insecurity social safety net health services unemployment and job security … Read more 

Combination Prevention

Combination HIV prevention is part of a comprehensive approach to addressing the HIV epidemic. Combination prevention programmes are “rights-based, evidence-informed, and community-owned programmes that use a mix of biomedical, behavioural, and structural interventions, prioritised to meet the current HIV prevention needs of particular individuals and communities, so as to have the greatest sustained impact on reducing new infections.” … Read more 


ICAD has developed a series of toolkits that can be used to strengthen capacity around key issues in the HIV response.  These toolkits can be adapted as needed.