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 »
We truly hope that this communication finds you all well, and we hope that your organizations are finding ways to deal with this new reality. We wanted to give you an update on some of our continuing activities and some general information that may be of help to your organization. We have been following developments… Read More »
The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) staff have been working from their homes, continuing our work while doing our part to flatten the spread of COVID-19. We will be following crucial developments as they unfold, and we are with you all in solidarity. We hope that your organizations, staff, volunteers and the people you serve stay… Read More »
The Canadian AIDS Society is monitoring the ever-changing landscape during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We understand that these are trying times, so we are sharing the official COVID-19 response page from the Public Health Agency of Canada, as they are the experts with regards to COVID-19. We hope that you will all take the necessary… Read More »