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    World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day, December 1st, which also launches the start of Aborigianl AIDS Awareness Week in Canada, is a time for reflection: on what we have achieved with regard to the national and global response to HIV, and what we still must achieve.

    World AIDS Day is a day dedicated to commemorate those who have passed on and to raise awareness about AIDS and the global spread of the HIV virus. On a national scale, the Public Health Agency of Canada estimated that 65,040 Canadians were living with HIV in 2014, of whom an estimated 52,220 were diagnosed. This means that an estimated 20% of people in Canada with HIV are undiagnosed and unaware they are living with HIV.

    To learn more, visit: CATIE

  2. Posted in:

    World AIDS Day

    December 1st is World AIDS Day. It also launches the start of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada; a time for reflection on what we have achieved with regard to the national and global response to HIV, and what we must still achieve.

    World AIDS Day is a day dedicated to commemorate those who have passed on and to raise awareness about AIDS and the global spread of the HIV virus.

    – for more information visit CATIE

  3. New Tool for People with HCV or HIV Who Inject Drugs

    CATIE has developed a pocket-size booklet for people living with HCV or HIV who inject drugs. This booklet has tips and resources to keep individuals, and others around them, as healthy as possible. The booklet includes information on: how HCV and HIV can be passed to others, taking your medication, taking care when injecting drugs, and much more! To order this resource for clients of your needle syringe program check out the CATIE website HERE.

  4. HIV/AIDS & Other Sexually Transmitted / Blood Borne Infections Among Youth In Canada

    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has recently released a population-specific status report on youth and HIV/AIDS. The report highlights how young people’s vulnerability to HIV/AIDS is associated with social demographic factors, education, employment, income, physical health status, mental health and risk behaviours. In 2011, 2,208 HIV cases were reported to the PHAC of which 531 cases (24%) were among youth. Three-quarters of HIV diagnosis among youth were male. For more information you can check out:

    The Report

    Order a copy from CATIE

  5. World AIDS Day – Dec 1st

    Why we need to talk about harm reduction on World AIDS Day.

    Editorial from OHRDP