Provincial HIV Services
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 and HCV through education programs addressing the needs of professional service providers and persons incarnated in our provincial correction facilities. Education initiatives are completed in partnership with other government and community partners and our national partner, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE). Our education program is designed to provide knowledge exchange to increase treatment information with service providers to enhance their ability to provide services to persons living with HIV, HCV or STBBI’s.
ACNL provides crisis or emergency interventions to persons living with HIV, HCV and STBBI’s. ACNL provides PHA education, counselling and referral services to established government and community services. ACNL also provides a limited PHA emergency fund to assist PHA’s while connection to services is being established. ACNL also provides PHA peer support via Internet technology which allows PHA’s across the province to connect with PHA peer counsellors who will provide advice or referral to services based upon their personal experience of living with HIV.
Some of the services we provide include but are not limited to: