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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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OHTN-funded researchers in final round of CIHR Team Grant competition

Four HIV research teams—each led by a scholar actively supported by the OHTN — have made it to the final round of a CIHR (Canadian Institutes for Health Research) Team Grant competition focused on boys’ and men’s health: The team led by Dr. Josephine Wong (CIHR/OHTN new investigator) – co-led by Dr. Winston…

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New information for gay men living with HIV: STI testing is good for your health

With early and ongoing treatment, people diagnosed today with HIV can expect to live a near-normal lifespan. But to enjoy good health into old age, they need to look after their overall health and well-being – including their physical, mental and sexual health. One health risk for gay men with HIV is other sexually transmitted…

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Read a new article on housing and health by the PSHP team

Although the Positive Spaces Healthy Places (PSHP) study is over, its effects continue to ripple through the health and housing systems. A new article by the PSHP team — Not Just “A Roof over Your Head”: The Meaning of Healthy Housing for People — has been published in Housing, Theory and Society. A qualitative analysis…

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Learn about the EBPU’s Housing Common Measures data collection tool

Housing is the greatest unmet need of people living with HIV. One of the critical pieces in this puzzle is identifying what services people living with HIV who are also experiencing housing instability really need. The OHTN’s Evidence-Based Practice Unit is helping six agencies that provide supportive housing to people living with HIV in Ontario collect health and service utilization information…

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Project Remember

This month in HIV/AIDS history: Dr. John Derrick, the AIDS Project Director for the Red Cross, and Dr. Alastair Clayton, from the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, call for the testing of all blood, blood products, organs, and tissue and sperm donations. In Canada, 274 cases of AIDS have been reported and 134 people have died.

Did you know?

The OHTN has published a comprehensive paper on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure and how the law impacts the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.