PHAC reports 25.3% increase in the diagnostic rate since 2014; Canada far behind other G7 countries in eliminating new infections FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, February 18th, 2020 – In December 2019, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released its “HIV in Canada—Surveillance Report, 2018”, which revealed that the number of new HIV cases in… Read More »
In December of 2019, researchers from the Public Health Agency of Canada released the 2018 HIV Surveillance Report. In the Canadian Communicable Disease Report (CCDR) article, the researchers downplay the impact of rising HIV rates, and indeed even downplay the existence of such an increase. Canada’s HIV response needs to be strengthened to address… Read More »
The Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt serves as a living memory of the almost 25,000 Canadians who have died of AIDS-related causes. In the beginning of the AIDS crisis many people who died of AIDS-related causes did not receive funerals—due to both the social stigma of AIDS and the outright refusal by many funeral homes and… Read More »
In collaboration with the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN), the Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida (COCQ-sida), the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN), the Alberta Community Council on HIV (ACCH), and the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), CAS is happy to provide this guide to Canada’s HIV organizations and allies on how to engage Canadian political parties on their role… Read More »
On July 17, 2019, the Government of Canada published an action plan entitled, “Accelerating our response: Government of Canada five-year action plan on sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections”. While this Action Plan is a much needed step in the right direction toward addressing the drastically increasing rates of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) in… Read More »
Second annual national HIV Testing Day taking place this June in Canada 2018 event resulted in 835 Canadians being tested for HIV OTTAWA, May 21, 2019 – The national HIV Testing Day event organized by the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), community-based organizations and local health authorities across Canada will be returning this year on June… Read More »
December 1, 2018 marks the 30th annual World AIDS Day. Community-based organizations across Canada will be holding events leading up to and on World AIDS Day. Check out if there is an event in your community below! More resources can be found here. World AIDS Day 2018: Local events Saskatchewan: Regina 1. Movie Night: Dallas… Read More »
U = U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable) Not since the introduction of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in 1996 has there been as significant a milestone as U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable). Ever since Swiss HIV experts produced the first-ever consensus statement in 2008 to say that HIV-positive individuals on effective antiretroviral therapy are sexually non-infectious, CAS has been noting… Read More »
Thank you to everyone who participated in national HIV Testing Day in 2018. Stay tuned for more information about national HIV Testing Day 2019!
In December of 2018, researchers from the Public Health Agency of Canada released the 2017 HIV Surveillance Report. In the Canadian Communicable Disease Report (CCDR) article, the researchers downplay the impact of rising HIV rates, and indeed even downplay the existence of such an increase. Canada’s HIV response needs to be strengthened to address these… Read More »
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The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is hiring a National Harm Reduction Coordinator at our national office in Ottawa. Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the National Harm Reduction Coordinator will be to plan and facilitate community development, capacity building and research initiatives in the areas of sexual health knowledge and harm reduction. The position will require knowledge and… Read More »
The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) seeks a National Harm Reduction Manager at our national office in Ottawa. Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the National Harm Reduction Manager will be to plan and facilitate community development, capacity building and research initiatives in the areas of drug policy, harm reduction, and the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The… Read More »