Effectiveness of and best practices for using contingency management and incentives in hepatitis C infection among people who use drugs

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What is the effectiveness of and what are the best practices for using contingency management and incentives to support linkage to care and treatment for hepatitis C infection among people who use drugs?

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Announcing the HIV Mental Health Clinician Fellowship

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In collaboration with the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, the Department of Psychiatry at Sinai Health System is pleased to announce a call for applications for an innovative secondment opportunity for frontline counsellors currently employed at community-based HIV agencies in Toronto.…

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

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  • 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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  • 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?

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

Best practices of using online and geosocial network applications to provide HIV and sexual health information to young newcomer men who have sex with men

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What are examples of online interventions providing HIV and sexual health information to young newcomer men who have sex with men originating from the top countries of citizenship among international students in Canada (such as China, India, …

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

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