National Teleforum on Housing & HIV

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association in collaboration with the Ontario HIV Treatment Network will host a national teleforum on the role of housing in preventing and treating HIV. For people with HIV, housing is health and housing is prevention. Can the right housing stop HIV? Join a roundtable on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, to find out. For more information, please view the event poster.

CIHR Café Scientifique

Generation Sex, Y and Z: More Sex Ed By Youth For Youth. Hosted by York University and the University of Toronto on Thursday, March 4, 2010. This Café will discuss peer sexual health education, youth sexual health and pleasure, and how to talk about sex. For more information please see the event flyer. For more information, visit the CIHR website.

CIHR Café Scientifique

HIV/AIDS and Herpes: More Than Just a Pain in the Pants? Hosted by Immunodeficiency Clinic at University Health Network on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. This Café will discuss new research on herpes and HIV, and why herpes may be more than just a pain in the pants. For more information, please see the event flyer. For more information, visit the CIHR website.

The North American HIV and Housing Research Summit – Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, are pleased to convene the fifth Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit. The theme of the 2010 Summit is Evidence into Action: Housing is HIV Prevention and Care, with a focus on evidence-based policy and practice that targets housing as a key social determinant of HIV risk and health outcomes. Summit organizers invite abstracts that reflect this theme.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until March 22, 2010. For more information or to submit an abstract, see the Call for Abstracts or visit Summit website.

Sommet nord-américain de recherche sur le logement et le VIH/sida – Appel d'Abrégés

La National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) et l'Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), en collaboration avec la Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, sont heureux d'organiser le cinquième Sommet de recherche sur le logement et le VIH/sida. Le thème du Sommet de 2010 est « Des preuves vers l'action : le logement fait partie de la prévention et des soins »; il met l'accent sur des politiques et pratiques fondées sur les preuves et données, en ciblant le logement comme un des principaux déterminants sociaux du risque lié au VIH, et des résultats de santé. Les organisateurs lancent un appel de propositions d'abrégés liés à ce theme.

La date limite pour la proposition d'abrégés est 22 mars 2010. Pour plus d'informations, voir l'appel de propositions d'abrégés ou le site du Sommet.

Announcement: New Evidence Based Practice Unit

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network, in partnership with the AIDS Bureau of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is pleased to announce the establishment of an exciting new Evidence-based Practice Unit. The Unit will provide more support for Ontario’s community-based HIV/AIDS agencies in their efforts to evaluate and strengthen their programs and services. For more information on the new Unit, please see the official announcement.