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 »
National HIV Testing Day was first launched in Canada on June 27, 2018, in order to highlight the importance of testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI), dismantle the stigma surrounding HIV and encourage Canadians to take charge of their sexual health by getting tested. The first national HIV Testing Day… Read More »
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 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 »
Our offices will be closed until Jan. 2nd.
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 »
Our offices will be closed until Jan. 2nd
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ottawa, December 19th, 2018 December 1st, 2018, marked the thirtieth anniversary of World AIDS Day. These years have been marked by loss and tragedy as HIV/AIDS devastated communities in Canada and the rest of the world, but we have hope and unity as we work together to eradicate HIV. Some significant… 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!