Immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) after HIV diagnosis

Danielle GiliauskasCare, Engagement, Interventions Across the Cascade, News, People Living with HIV, Rapid Responses, Slider, Testing

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Questions

  • What are the best practices (including successes and challenges) of immediate initiation of ART after HIV testing and diagnosis?

Key take-home messages

  • The benefits of beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis include improved health outcomes

Effectiveness of and best practices for using contingency management and incentives for health care issues related to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Danielle GiliauskasCare, Engagement, Interventions Across the Cascade, News, Prevention, Rapid Responses, Slider, Testing

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What is the effectiveness of and what are the best practices for using contingency management and incentives for health care issues such as HIV, STIs, and PrEP?

 Key take-home messages

  • Using contingency management and incentives at the

A review of structural, process, and outcome measures for supervised consumption services

Danielle GiliauskasCare, Co-infections, Comorbidities, Engagement, News, People who use Drugs, Prevention, Rapid Responses, Slider, Substance Use, Testing, Uncategorized

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Questions

What structural, process, and outcome measures are used to monitor and evaluate the impact of supervised consumption services (SCS)?

 Key take-home messages

  • A 2019 systematic review identified several types of outcomes from scientific literature that guide assessment

Laboratory (non-rapid) HIV testing in the emergency department: Methods, outcomes, and effectiveness

Danielle GiliauskasEngagement, News, People Living with HIV, Prevention, Rapid Responses, Slider, Testing, Uncategorized

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Questions

  • What does the literature state regarding the methodology, outcome measures, and effectiveness of interventions that provide blood-based laboratory (non-rapid) HIV testing in emergency departments?

 Key take-home messages

  • There is a large body of evidence examining best practices,

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

Interventions for immigrant Latino men who have sex with men along the HIV prevention and treatment cascade

Danielle GiliauskasCare, Engagement, Interventions Across the Cascade, Men who Have Sex with Men, Non classifié(e), Prevention, Rapid Responses, Slider, Uncategorized

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  • What is the latest evidence regarding interventions for immigrant Latino men who have sex with men along the HIV prevention and treatment cascade?

 Key take-home messages

  • Among reported HIV cases with a known race/ethnicity in Canada in

HIV self-testing in high-income settings: Acceptability, potential benefits and harms, issues related to linkage to care, interventions to increase HIV self-testing

Danielle GiliauskasEngagement, Interventions Across the Cascade, News, Rapid Responses, Testing, Uncategorized

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  • What is the current evidence in high-income settings on HIV self-testing related to acceptability, potential benefits and harms, issues related to the linkage to care after a positive test, and interventions to

Unmet needs of Indigenous peoples living with HIV

Danielle GiliauskasCare, Engagement, Indigenous Peoples, Interventions Across the Cascade, News, People Living with HIV, Prevention, Priority Populations, Rapid Responses, Slider

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Questions

  • What are the unmet needs of Indigenous peoples living with HIV?
  • What interventions, strategies, and programs have been used to address these needs?

 Key take-home messages

  • In 2016, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples accounted for 4.9%

A cross-jurisdictional review of HIV testing intervals for population groups at high risk of HIV infection

Danielle GiliauskasAfrican, Caribbean and Black Communities, Care, Engagement, Indigenous Peoples, Men who Have Sex with Men, Prevention, Priority Populations, Rapid Responses, Slider, Uncategorized, Women*

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  • At what intervals do high-income jurisdictions encourage population groups at high risk of HIV infection to come forward for routine testing?

 Key take-home messages

  • Most guidelines recommend at least annual HIV testing of population groups at high