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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 


 


 

With a new consensus that undetectable equals untransmittable, ending the AIDS epidemic in Canada is much more attainable than we previously thought. This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada .  By Laurie Edmiston, CATIE Having turned 60 two months ago, I know there’s nothing quite like a milestone birthday to force you to get serious about your priorities and your future. The HIV response is facing our own wake-up call this Dec. 1 as we mark the 30 th World AIDS Day — a milestone I never imagined we would reach when I started working in HIV 30 years ago. BURAKKARADEMIR VIA GETTY IMAGES I have spent more … Read more 


 

Le gouvernement est d’avis que la réduction des méfaits constitue une partie importante de notre réponse à la crise des opioïdes. L’annonce faite aujourd’hui fournit un autre outil important de santé publique, qui permettra de prévenir la transmission des maladies […]

 

Discrimination in health care settings remains a grim reality for people living with HIV and key populations, such as men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who use drugs, and sex workers. Young people, migrants, indigenous populations, people […]