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Rapid Response #92: Sexual Health of Heterosexually-Identified Men Who Have Sex with Men

What are the sexual health practices and sexual health knowledge of heterosexually-identified men who have sex with men? It is estimated that heterosexual MSM comprise 0.7% (1) to 1.3% (2) of the sexually active male population. Since heterosexual MSM do not often disclose their sexual orientation, they are less likely to be screened for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and therefore less likely to know their HIV status. …

Rapid Response #91: PTSD Among People Living with HIV/AIDS

What is the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorders among people living with HIV in Ontario? Posttraumatic stress has been well documented in the literature as a lasting mental health condition associated with exposure to a traumatic life event. Individuals living with HIV often have complicated histories, including negative experiences such as traumatic events, mental illness and stigma. Among people with HIV, trauma can have devastating mental and physical health consequences…

Rapid Response #90: Treatment Barriers and Best Practices for Newcomers Living with HIV/HCV

What barriers do newcomers living with HIV and/or hepatitis C in Canada face accessing treatment services and what are the best practices to overcome those barriers? Minority groups, including newcomers, are disproportionately affected by HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) due to social and economic factors that increase their vulnerability to infection. Newcomers living with HIV or HCV not only face barriers to treatment…

Rapid Response #89: HCV Reinfection Rates Among People Who Use Drugs

What is the rate of reinfection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) among people who use drugs who have been treated successfully or who have spontaneously cleared the virus? HCV affects people differently. Some are able to spontaneously clear the virus on their own; others develop chronic HCV infection that affects their health and requires treatment.…

Rapid Response #88: Telemedicine and HIV Health Care

What is the state of the art in telemedicine today? What is the state of the art in HIV health care provision through media and distant medical technologies? Telemedicine models range from simple telephone consultations (1;2) to complete “virtual hospitals” offering a full range of home care for people living with HIV. Telemedicine has been well received…

Back to Basic Resources Online Now

If you are registered to attend the Back to Basic Conference, or simply curious about what we’ve got planned, we invite you to peruse the new resources site, which includes the video below - Sandra Gardner’s presentation “How researchers can better communicate results of scientific studies.” This is what the conference is all about: How can…

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Four new additions to the OHTN Board of Directors

The OHTN is proud to introduce the four newest members of our Board of Directors, each of whom brings to the table unique and important experiences and competencies. Colin Kovacs: Colin is a family physician living in Toronto and practicing at the Maple Leaf Medical Clinic. Colin has over 20 years of experience in HIV/AIDS and…

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Register for the OHTN’s Back to Basic Conference Now

Instead of our usual annual research conference, this year, the OHTN is holding a series of themed satellite conferences. The first of these is Back to Basic, the OHTN’s basic science conference. Back to Basic is a different kind of conference. It will focus on helping basic scientists and clinical science researchers communicate their work…

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Project Remember

This month in HIV/AIDS history: Alan Cornwall dies, leaving an important legacy to his friends, family and the AIDS movement in Canada.

Did you know?

Through the OHTN Scholarship and Career Scientist Award, we have invested more than $12 million in clinical science research.