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Highlights in this Issue

  • New PHAC hepatitis C infographic poster
  • Two new CATIE blogs posted for World Hepatitis Day
  • Generic tenofovir + FTC coming to Canada
  • WHO implementation tool for PrEP

New Resources

Prevention in Focus: Issue 16

CATIE’s spotlight on programming and research. In this issue:

 And more!

Hepatitis C virus in Canada [poster]

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), 2017

This infographic poster provides recent statistics and information on hepatitis C in Canada.

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TreatmentUpdate 221

CATIE, 2017

TreatmentUpdate is CATIE’s flagship treatment digest. In each issue, Science and Medicine Editor Sean Hosein reviews the latest developments in HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C research and treatment.

In this issue: Services for people with HCV who use homeless shelters; Depression and anxiety not barriers to HCV treatment success; Know your drugs and classes of HCV treatment; Isentress HD in clinical trials and more!

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WHO implementation tool for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV infection

World Health Organization (WHO), 2017

Following the WHO recommendation in September 2015 that “oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination HIV prevention approaches”, partners in countries expressed the need for practical advice on how to consider the introduction of PrEP and start implementation.

In response, WHO has developed this series of modules to support the implementation of PrEP among a range of populations in different settings.

Read it online

Brazen: trans women's safer sex guide

The 519 Church Street Community Centre, 2017

Brazen is a safer sex guide for trans women. It covers disclosure, negotiation and consent, sex work, safer sex, transition-related surgeries, and provides up-to-date information on advances in HIV prevention and treatment, the realities of online dating and internet culture, and access to trans-inclusive health care.

Read it online


Generic tenofovir + FTC coming to Canada

HepCinfo Update 8.15: FDA approves new drug combo for retreatment; sofosbuvir and ribavirin effective in youth; fewer non-liver complications in those cured

Feds approve Ottawa's first supervised injection site

The Power of Health Research: Canadian researchers working together to eliminate hepatitis C

CATIE updates

2017 CATIE Forum: Keynote speakers announced!

CATIE is thrilled to announce that Dr. Mark Gilbert from the BC Centre for Disease Control will present at the CATIE Forum on harnessing new HIV and HCV testing technologies and approaches to better reach the undiagnosed. Visit the Forum webpage to review our updated program-at-a-glance, for information on other sessions and speakers and to register!

The CATIE Blog

New posts:

The CATIE Blog is our way of bringing more people into the conversation about HIV and hepatitis C. Check out our recent posts:

Highlights from our Partners

CTAC: Hepatitis C Patient Input Webinar: SOF/VEL/VOX

CTAC will be giving a webinar on August 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET on the new pan-genotypic hepatitis C treatment, sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir (SOF/VEL/VOX). This webinar will discuss the clinical trials supporting this new drug's examination by Canada's Common Drug Review.

Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC): Community Consensus Statement

CCRHC is proposing to develop a Community Consensus Statement on actions federal, provincial and territorial governments should take to address the overly broad use of the criminal law in cases of alleged HIV non-disclosure. The Coalition is consulting with people living with HIV, service providers, communities affected by HIV and over-criminalization, scientific experts and others, across the country.

Please complete their online survey.

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA): New resources for frontline health and social service providers on the reduction of STBBI-related stigma

In an effort to support frontline service providers in the provision of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI)-related services in Canada, CPHA released a number of tools that focus on the individual and organizational factors required to enhance services and reduce STBBI-related stigma, and ultimately improve health outcomes for those affected by or living with STBBIs. Contact CPHA for more information.

Ontario HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology Initiative (OHESI): New report on HIV care cascade in Ontario

OHESI released of a new report titled HIV care cascade in Ontario: Linkage to care, in care, on antiretroviral treatment, and virally suppressed. This is a technical report intended to support public health professionals, clinicians, health system planners, policy makers and the leadership of AIDS service organizations, as well as other engaged stakeholders.

Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH): New testing video

As part of ongoing additions to The Sex You Want campaign, GMSH has released a new video about HIV testing. The video is available in both English and French. For more info on testing and The Sex You Want, visit their website.

Bright ideas!

Nine Circle Community Health Centre: Myth busters

August 2017

The Nine Circles Community Health Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was approached by Shaw TV to create a short educational video for Winnipeg Talks, a series that spotlights local content. Nine Circles decided to focus on the basics of HIV because they saw this opportunity as a way to reach a general public often unfamiliar with HIV.

Nine Circles took the information from their HIV 101 Workshop and adapted it for a 20-minute TV segment. Busting HIV Myths, which first aired in June 2017, is now available on YouTube.

In Busting HIV Myths, Shauna and Srinath, two health educators from Nine Circles, explain the basics of HIV through four common misconceptions that people have related to HIV transmission and treatment. They dispel these myths by looking at simple facts and by examining recent HIV statistics for Manitoba.

The video also talks about the importance of routine testing and how language can stigmatize people. “It was really important for us to address stigma,” explained Tania Wiebe, the Health Promotion Coordinator. “We felt like we needed personal voices to address how stigma and discrimination impact people living with HIV.” With this goal in mind, the video includes interviews from Living with the Stigma of HIV, a video made in 2015 by Michael Rizza. In this embedded clip, six people talk about their experiences of being HIV-positive, how stigma affects them and what they would like people to know about HIV.

Nine Circles has received positive feedback about the video and hope that clinicians use it with their clients or with the family and friends of people living with HIV.

Click here to watch Busting HIV Myths. If you would like to know more about the video, you can email Teri Stevens, Community Engagement Coordinator at Nine Circles or call (204) 940-6000.

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