Prevention in Focus

Fall 2019 

Task-shifting in HIV testing services

This evidence review outlines findings on task-shifting in HIV testing programs, focusing on available evidence related to the accuracy, acceptability and uptake of HIV testing services by lay providers.

By Amanda Giacomazzo

Views from the frontlines: HIV testing by lay providers

We speak to service providers from Ontario and British Columbia about their use of lay providers in HIV testing programs.

International success stories in HIV prevention: What can Canada learn?

Profiles of three regions that have seen decreases in HIV diagnosis in recent years, as well as factors that contributed to their success and challenges.

By Mallory Harrigan

The link between intimate partner violence and HIV

What we know about intimate partner violence and how it relates to HIV.

By Mallory Harrigan

Blueprint to Inform Hepatitis C Elimination Efforts in Canada: What do service providers need to know?

An exploration of Canada’s new hepatitis C Blueprint to inform elimination strategies and what it means for front-line service providers.

By Christopher Hoy

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) resources and tools: An online collection for service providers

CATIE has created an online collection of resources and tools to help service providers inform themselves and their clients about PrEP.

By Erica Lee

The Programming Connection: Harm reduction programs and resources

Read about selected Canadian programs that use novel approaches to improve access to HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care and support.

In case you missed it…

A selection of valuable resources published over the past six months.

Prevention resources

A selection of prevention resources you can order from CATIE’s Ordering Centre.

Fast Facts: Reported cases of hepatitis C in Canada in 2017

What are the reported rates of hepatitis C diagnosis across each province and territory?


CATIE would like to thank the following people for their contribution to this issue of Prevention in Focus: Elmer Bagares, Molly Bannerman, Alain Boutilier, Andrew Brett, Laurel Challacombe, Melisa Dickie, Jean Dussault, Laurie Edmiston, Amanda Giacomazzo, Mallory Harrigan, Naveed Janjua, Roger Kabuya, Zak Knowles, Rivka Kushner, Hartmut Krentz, Erica Lee, Alexandra Martin-Roche, Kate Mason, John McCullagh, Dr. Sarah Moreheart, Patrick O’Byrne, Catherine Poëzévara, Tim Rogers, Jennifer Thomas, Dan Udy, Matthew Watson and James Wilton.

Editorial team: Laurel Challacombe, Amanda Giacomazzo, Mallory Harrigan, Zak Knowles, Rivka Kushner

The production of Prevention in Focus has been made possible through financial contributions from the Public Health Agency of Canada.