HIV Endgame Program Launched!

Clay JonesAnnouncements, Funding Pages, HIV Endgame Funding, News

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Welcome to the HIV Endgame Funding Program Cycle 4.

This funding program supports people and projects (including innovative, discovery-based and investigator-driven game-changing research) that have the potential to:

  • meet the needs of populations in Ontario most affected by HIV
  • drive

Testing interventions for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young men who have sex with men

Danielle GiliauskasAfrican, Caribbean and Black Communities, Engagement, Interventions Across the Cascade, Men who Have Sex with Men, News, News, People Living with HIV, Prevention, Rapid Responses, Slider, Testing, Uncategorized

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Questions

  • What are effective interventions to increase uptake of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) testing among young men who have sex with men?

 Key take-home messages

  • In Canada in 2018, 63% of all HIV diagnoses among youth

Effectiveness of take-home naloxone programs and availability of naloxone nasal spray in different jurisdictions

Danielle GiliauskasNews, People who use Drugs, Rapid Responses, Substance Use, Uncategorized

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Questions

  • What is the evidence of the effectiveness of take-home naloxone programs and administration of naloxone by laypeople?
  • Which jurisdictions provide take-home naloxone programs?
  • What is the current availability of naloxone nasal spray in different jurisdictions?

 Key take-home

Interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness among men who have sex with men

Danielle GiliauskasMen who Have Sex with Men, Mental Health, News, People Living with HIV, Rapid Responses, Slider, Uncategorized

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Questions

  •  What interventions have been helpful to reduce social isolation and loneliness among men who have sex with men?

 Key take-home messages

  • Social isolation and loneliness are significantly associated with all-cause mortality in the general population (1).
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Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic

Danielle GiliauskasNews, People who use Drugs, Rapid Responses, Slider, Substance Use, Uncategorized

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Questions

  • What are possible benefits of providing a safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic?

 Key take-home messages

  • Safe supply is an approach that focuses on saving

OHTN Staff Working Remotely Beginning Monday, March 16th

OHTNNews

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As a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network will be working remotely until further notice.

The OHTN will continue to perform all its usual functions and will remain responsive to ASOs, clinics and …