HIV

February 04, 2019
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: What are the barriers to accessing supports for young people living with and affected by HIV? How are these youth currently being supported? What strategies are critical in providing well-rounded supports for youth living with and affected by HIV, and how can youth-serving organizations adopt these best practices? As we approach the fourth decade since the first cases were diagnosed, we better understand how HIV works, and how the disease impacts individuals and transforms communities. HIV is incurable, but it...
January 30, 2019
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Supporting Youth Living With And Affected By HIV In Ontario. In Canada, as in other parts of the world, HIV overwhelmingly affects already marginalized groups and communities, such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and racialized populations, including Indigenous people. In Ontario, like the rest of Canada, the story of HIV draws attention to existing fractures and structural inequalities. This factsheet presents data on HIV by the numbers in Ontario and Canada.    
January 30, 2019
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Supporting Youth Living With And Affected By HIV In Ontario. Programs that have been effective in supporting diverse youth populations living with and affected by HIV vary in approach. However, there remain similarities in strategies used to meaningfully engage vulnerable young people. This factsheet explores highly effective program features.  
January 30, 2019
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. The content for this factsheet was taken from Supporting Youth Living With And Affected By HIV In Ontario. The report is designed for practitioners working with young people living with and affected by HIV. Programs can adopt a range of evidence-informed practices to support young people living with and affected by HIV. This factsheet provides best practice recommendations. Although each of the eight recommendations is critical in and of itself, the inclusion of multiple recommendations will strengthen programs, services, and holistic approaches to...
January 30, 2019
This report was published by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report is designed for practitioners working with young people living with and affected by HIV in Ontario. As resource navigators and connectors to services and programs, youth workers play an important role in the wellbeing of youth. They are uniquely positioned to support young people living with and affected by HIV and break down stigma. This report offers youth workers recommendations for best practices at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels. The report is organized...
January 29, 2019
Youth and young adults living with HIV, between the ages of 15 and 29, represent one quarter of the new infection rates in Canada, but little is known about the safer sex practices, HIV disclosure processes, and coping mechanisms used by this important but often neglected group to manage the every day realities of living with HIV. The primary objectives of this study were to gather qualitative data about the lived experiences of Canadian youth who are living with HIV and enhance our understanding of their experiences of becoming HIV-positive, navigating issues related to safer sex and HIV...
January 09, 2019
This toolkit was created by The Teresa Group. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This booklet is for adults who are thinking about telling their children that someone in the family is living with HIV. Talking to children about this can feel scary as it may bring out many different feelings and concerns about how children will react. Part of feeling comfortable about talking to children is being ready and prepared. The decision about when and what to tell depends on a lot of different factors, including the child’s age and stage of development (from 0-18 years). Telling children...
January 09, 2019
This toolkit was created by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This guide is for youth between the ages of 15 and 29 and focuses on some of the factors at play when young people living with HIV or hepatitis C (Hep C) are thinking about telling others about their HIV or Hep C status. This guide provides information about different laws that may apply to young people living with HIV or Hep C. This guide does not provide legal advice about your particular situation. If you want or need legal advice, you should talk to a lawyer. If you are living...
January 09, 2019
This toolkit was created by Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:Disclosure of HIV positive status is an important strategy for reducing HIV transmission, however, when this is the only focus, HIV disclosure can be a traumatizing, isolating, and painful experience. In order to adequately and meaningfully engage people living with HIV to disclose their status, other factors must be taken into consideration. Disclosure can be an empowering experience for people living with HIV if there is adequate support and counseling throughout...
January 21, 2017
This infographic was created by CATIE. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:This colourful infographic poster illustrates recent statistics and information on HIV/AIDS in Canada. This infographic is based on 2014 estimates from the Public Health Agency of Canada.