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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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Four young Ontario HIV researchers receive UWW senior fellowship

This fall, Universities Without Walls is proud to welcome its first cohort to consist entirely of senior research fellows– 10 remarkable students who each completed a junior UWW fellowship during one of the past five years, and are returning to strengthen their research skills and enhance their networks as part of cohort 6.0. Among their ranks are four Ontario researchers who will be…

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Read “The Current State of the HIV Epidemic among Indigenous People in Ontario”

The OHTN, along with its collaborators, are proud to announce the release of “The Current State of the HIV Epidemic among Indigenous People in Ontario.” All of us who work with Indigenous people in Ontario to prevent and manage HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections (STBBIs) have long been frustrated by the lack of data on HIV…

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Project Remember

This month in HIV/AIDS history: The Laboratory Centre for Disease Control announces the addition of a group to the list of groups deemed to be at a high risk for AIDS. Heterosexual partners of people in a high-risk category (e.g. partners of hemophiliacs, female prostitutes exposed to bisexual men, etc.) are now considered to be in this category.

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The CIHR Centre for REACH provides the infrastructure and support necessary to help members of our network work as part of interdisciplinary teams.