ACNL’s provincial HIV Program is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) under their AIDS Community Action Program (ACAP). PHAC has moved to a more holistic approach with respect to HIV, HCV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI’s) and related health factors, such as chronic disease, mental health, aging and the determinants of health in contributing to a pan-Canadian response.  This approach builds upon the historical and collective efforts of governments, civil society and the private sector in addressing the challenges of HIV and HCV over time.

ACNL has been funded to address HIV, HCV, and STBBIs through education programs targeted to meet the needs of professional service providers. Education initiatives are completed in partnership with government and community partners, and our national partner, CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange). Our education program is designed to facilitate knowledge exchange with service providers to enhance their programs and services.

ACNL provides non-judgmental, compassionate, and confidential services for people at risk for, living with, or affected by HIV and/or HCV. Our goal is to engage, empower, and build the capacity of clients in system, program, and service navigation to improve their quality of life. ACNL recognizes the diverse needs of our community and is here to support you.S

Support services may include:

  • Information/education/resources
  • Referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Appointment accompaniment
  • Supportive counselling
  • Light case management

Supportive Housing Program:

A component of ACNL’S Provincial HIV/HCV Services Program, the Supportive Housing Program aims to provide safe, affordable housing for persons 18 or older who are living with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS and/or Hep C. The program provides light case management services to residents and aims to promote housing stability, enhance quality of life, build on individual strengths, and encourage independence.

ACNL has 6 on-site housing units (five 1-bedroom and one 2-bedroom)

  • Accessibility features, self-contained, external entrances
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Rent according to affordable housing guidelines

ACNL is not able to:

  • Administer medications
  • Provide treatment for physical or mental illnesses
  • Provide any type of homecare service
  • Provide permanent housing
  • Provide transportation

Eligibility requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • Living with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS and/or Hep C
  • Willing to develop a case plan and work toward the achievement of self-identified goals
  • Willing to sign and abide by established guidelines and a Tenancy Agreement

How to apply:

ACNL currently receives housing referrals from Coordinated Access, led by End Homelessness St. John’s (EHSJ), and fills vacancies accordingly. For more information on Coordinated Access, please contact End Homelessness St. John’s.

Community Services and Resources

Hepatitis C

Dawn King – Hepatitis C Nurse Practitioner 49-55 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 301, St. John’s NL, A1A 1W9 777-5858 (ext 3) 722-8855 Hotline Completes referrals for treatment
Dr. Bharati Reddy (777-5858 (ext 1) 49-55 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 301, St. John’s NL, A1A 1W9 Provides Hepatitis C treatment
Dr Jennifer Leonard (777-8655) Health Science Centre, Rm #2J729, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s NL, A1B 3V6 Provides Hepatitis C treatment
Pamela Dawe – Communicable Disease Control Nurse (229-1574) or [email protected] Provides vaccinations for Hep A & Hep B
AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador 709-579-8656 or 1-800-563-1575 www.acnl.net
CATIE Canada’s Source for HIV and Hepatitis C Information Free HIV, HCV, & Sexual Health resources 1-800-263-1638 [email protected] [email protected] www.catie.ca
Action Hepatitis Canada http://www.actionhepatitiscanada.ca
Hepatitis Education Canada http://hepatitiseducation.med.ubc.ca Free materials Free 60 minute online Hep C course
HIV

HIV Provincial Program Kim Burt, Nurse Practitioner (777-5556) Provides vaccinations for Hep A&B for HIV+ persons Dr. Debbie Kelly, Pharmacist (777-7903) Dr. Jatin Mokar, I.D. Specialist (777-5041) Cheryl Schulz, Social Worker (777-5885) Can assist with NLPDP process
AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador 709-579-8656 or 1-800-563-1575 www.acnl.net
CATIE Canada’s Source for HIV and Hepatitis C Information Free HIV, HCV, & Sexual Health resources 1-800-263-1638 [email protected] [email protected] www.catie.ca
AVERT https://www.avert.org/about-hiv-aids/what-hiv-aids
Sexual Health Resources

Planned Parenthood (579-1009) Sexual health clinics and resources by app
Eastern Health Sexual Health Clinic (752-4317) Testing by app
Private Nurse Practitioners – Care Drop: 351-6286 Will visit your home or organizations for fee
Nurse Practitioner House Calls: 770-8115
Choices for Youth (754-3047) 12-16 Carters Hill Testing for Youth
The Gathering Place (753-3234) Testing Available for Gathering Place guests $3 Membership fee can be waived
MUN Student Health Clinic (864-7597) 4th floor of University Centre Open to registered MUN students
SHOP – Safe Harbour Outreach Project Heather Jarvis: 771-1077 or Bridget Clarke: 771-7171 Testing support and Nurse for participants