Taking place across Canada November 23-30 OTTAWA, November 18th, 2020 – Building off the success of the past two HIV Testing Days in 2018 and 2019, the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) and steering committee are launching a national HIV Testing Week. Thousands of Canadians will hopefully get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted and… Read More »
The CAS 2020 Annual Report addressed during our AGM on October 21st is available here: AGM Annual Report 2020 If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian AIDS Society is happy to share our recent publication in the Journal of the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association. This article describes our upcoming clinical practice guidelines for the use of cannabis in managing chronic pain. Despite a long history of cannabis use for chronic pain management and the legalization of cannabis for… Read More »
Hello members of our community that have living or lived experience with HIV and/or hepatitis C, Below is an amazing opportunity from the Public Health Agency of Canada to have your voice heard and to contribute to the movement. “The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is preparing for the planned launch, in Fall 2020… Read More »
Denying your identity shouldn’t be a requirement to save someone’s life. Every year, thousands of willing blood donors are turned away simply because of their sexuality. In Canada, men who have sex with men and trans women cannot donate blood unless they have been celibate for three months. It’s a damaging policy, especially now. Canada… Read More »
OTTAWA, June 11, 2020 – The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is pleased to announce the publication of a CAS-led protocol of Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the use of plant-based cannabis and cannabinoid-based products in the management of chronic non-cancer pain and co-occurring conditions in the British Medical Journal (Open). The legalization of recreational marijuana… Read More »
George Floyd was one of the many Black people that have endured violence and death at the hands of police, who regularly abuse their power in the name of “law enforcement”. The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) condemns this anti-Black racism and fully supports those in Canada and around the world who are fighting against it.
While some may think that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in less people having sex and therefore fewer new cases of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI), some health care professionals and sexual health advocates, including CAS, think that it could be exactly the opposite. Many sexual health testing clinics have closed their doors entirely… Read More »
CAS has published a new list of resources for individuals (including specific populations such as people living with HIV, Indigenous communities, and people who use drugs) and non-profit organizations to use during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view this section by clicking on the COVID-19 button on the menu or by clicking here.
One of our past Executive Directors has passed. It is with great sadness that we learned that David Garmaise passed away on April 19th in Pattaya, Thailand, with his devoted partner Wat Khantaraphan lovingly by his side. David’s activism is highlighted in downtown Ottawa where his silhouetted banner flies, naming him a Community Hero by Ottawa’s… Read More »