HIV/AIDS

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...
December 12, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? This research focuses on evaluations completed by newcomer and street-involved youth of sexual health workshops they attended. Due to their unique circumstances, newcomer and street-involved youth are at higher risk of contracting sexually-transmitted infections, including HIV. Given this higher risk, it is important to ensure that programming designed for these youth is...
May 23, 2017
This toolkit was developed by Youth Action Network, Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention (GAAP), and Centre for Urban Health Initiatives. It was published by CATIE. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This guide is designed for individuals who are interested in activating their knowledge, passion and skills and want to fuel these ideas into positive action. More specifically, the following pages focus on using the arts as a catalyst or medium for HIV/AIDS youth activism. By focusing on a broad range of arts-based education and activist efforts organized by committed youth, this guide...