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By Laurie Edmiston, CATIE Earlier this year, I witnessed a profound historic moment at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Dr. Alison Rodger, a leading HIV researcher in the United Kingdom, presented the final results from a study of couples with one HIV-positive and one HIV-negative partner. After eight years of the study, she reported, there were zero cases of HIV transmission from one partner to the other – thanks to the prevention benefits of modern HIV medications. The evidence has been mounting for years. Several large clinical trials have confirmed that HIV treatment can suppress the virus so successfully that sexual transmission doesn’t occur. Three-quarters of Canadians diagnosed with … Read more 


 

By Jes Hovanes, Communications and Social Media Officer, CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network There is a line in Tony Kushner’s 1991 play Angels in America where, in the early days of the HIV epidemic, the character Belize, a nurse working in the AIDS ward in New York, warns Roy Cohn, who is dying of AIDS, to “watch out for the double-blind. They’ll want you to sign something that says they can give you M&M’s instead of the real drug. You’ll die, but they’ll get the kind of statistics they can publish in The New England Journal of Medicine…” Thankfully, this portrayed gap between the interests of medical researchers and the … Read more 


 

28 November 2018 – The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean (CHABAC) Network is hosting community roundtables in Ottawa, Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary and Halifax beginning December 1, 2018 to consult with service providers working with African, Black and Caribbean communities on the development of an African, Caribbean and Black-specific program science model. The initiative, is part of a five-year project (2018-2023) carried out in partnership by the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, AIDS Committee of Ottawa, Health Association of African Canadians, HIV Community Link, HIV Edmonton and the African Black Diaspora Global Network.

Data shows that African, Caribbean and Black people, whether born in Canada or in so called … Read more 


 

Join us in Ottawa for a Parliamentary Breakfast commemorating World AIDS Day 2018 and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week  

This event will feature international and Indigenous community leaders discussing Closing the Gap in access to HIV and health services among adolescent girls and young women, within the context of this year’s AAAW and World AIDS Campaign theme of “Know your Status”.

What: Parliamentary breakfast in honour of World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week
When: Thursday November 29th, 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Where:   180 Wellington St., Room 325, Ottawa

Please RSVP to Shayna Buhler by November 26th at 5pm EST at sbuhler@icad-cisd.com or (613) 233-7440 ext. 114  

This event … Read more