Améliorer le dépistage et les soins liés au VIH au Canada : programme J’agis et sondage Sexe au présent — programme Dépistage@domicile

Un test d’autodépistage du VIH a été approuvé au Canada en novembre 2020, en grande partie grâce aux travaux de recherche menés par REACH Nexus, organisme faisant partie du Centre MAP pour des solutions de santé urbaine de Unity Health Toronto. Mais approbation n’est pas synonyme d’accès — la prochaine étape consiste à mettre ces tests d’autodépistage entre les mains de personnes qui sont atteintes sans le savoir d’une infection par le VIH, et de les arrimer au traitement et aux soins de suivi.

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The waniska Centre: Strengthening land- and culture-based research

The waniska Indigenous Centre for HIV, hepatitis C (HCV) and sexually transmitted blood-borne illness (STBBI), funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and based at the University of Saskatchewan, is going to undertake research in a new way. It will engage Indigenous communities and people in research that is focused on Indigenous knowledge and the land to develop, explore and scale up promising and wise practices using both an Indigenous and Western lens.

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What role do seniors play in the HIV community: A personal perspective

To understand the breadth and complexity of aging with HIV, one really needs to experience it. Much of the dialogue, though, is driven by those who haven’t. That is particularly apparent with respect to issues affecting our elders. And that is why my interest is not so much in HIV and aging as in HIV and the aged. In other words, the destination is as important as the journey.

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Connecting: A new resource for frontline harm reduction workers

“I guess the term ‘quick reference’ is standing out in my mind, like something that’s very, very fast. Because if it’s too wordy I’m not going to have any time ─ something that is like a frequently asked questions kind of thing. A very quick and easy way to get the answer immediately, you know.”  – frontline harm reduction worker in Ontario When frontline harm reduction staff were asked to describe the most effective resources to support them in their work with people who use drugs, they were clear about what they needed. The Best Practice Recommendations for Canadian Harm...

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Making health equity a priority: Ensuring secure and dignified access to COVID-19 vaccines

It is estimated that there are up to 500,000 undocumented residents in Canada, many of whom are Ontario residents. Many of these individuals are our neighbours, colleagues, friends, childcare providers and essential workers, including healthcare heroes working the front lines. They are valuable members of our society who contribute in various ways including, but not limited to, paying taxes, maintaining our food supply, taking care of our children and elderly and supporting our healthcare system. Despite Toronto being named a sanctuary city, we live in a city and province that continues to exclude migrants and undocumented residents from many basic...

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L’élimination de l’hépatite virale au Canada : Où en sommes-nous et que pouvons-nous accomplir

Au dernier Congrès canadien d’hépatologie tenu en 2020, il régnait un optimisme palpable face à la perspective d’éliminer l’hépatite C au Canada. Les chercheurs, les prestataires de services et les intervenants concernés ont adopté un plan directeur définissant des objectifs collectifs et des stratégies possibles, et ont présenté les données probantes issues de la recherche et de la pratique en vue d’orienter l’élaboration des politiques et les programmes. Puis, la pandémie de la COVID-19 est survenue. Elle a eu un impact énorme sur notre secteur : les services ont été réduits, les chercheurs et les cliniciens ont été affectés à la lutte...

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