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Approval of the use of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a highly effective strategy to prevent the transmission of HIV

 

Sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI’s) including HIV remain an important public health issue in Newfoundland & Labrador.  Over the past four years the province has experienced an increase in HIV infections.  Truvada and generic brands (PrEP) is now listed as a regular benefit in the Newfoundland & Labrador drug plan formulary.

Daily use of PrEP is recommended by the World Health Organization as an effective method to prevent HIV in people at...

AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador

NOTICE of 2018 Annual General Meeting

To: ACNL Membership

From: Janice Kennedy, Chair, Board of Directors

 

Hello ACNL Member,

I would like to begin by bringing greetings from the Board of Directors.  I am writing today to provide you with notice of our 2018 Annual General Meeting

The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador will be holding the organizational Annual General Meeting on September 29, 2018 beginning at 1:00PM.  The meeting will be held at the Tommy Sexton Center, 47 Janeway Place, St. John’s, NL.

Refreshments will be served prior to...

We are very thankful for a donation made to Mrs. Sara Sexton for The Tommy Sexton Centre by Ms. Kim Woodrow, Enterprise Holdings' employee, in the amount of $1500.00!

Wednesday June 27th – National HIV Testing Day

Researchers who lead the School of Pharmacy’s APPROACH Study are supporting the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador (ACNL) in offering pharmacy-based, rapid-result HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, June 27. The goal of the day is to promote rapid HIV testing by pharmacists as a low barrier way for people to find out their HIV status and get linked to care. Although the testing day is not part of the APPROACH study (which concluded in Fall 2017), it is made possible by the outcomes from this research.

Testing sites will be...

 

AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador

2017 Annual General Meeting

 

The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador will be holding the organizational Annual General Meeting on September 30, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM.  
The meeting will be held at the Tommy Sexton Center, 47 Janeway Place, St. John’s, NL.

Andrea Doyle, Communicable Disease Control Nurse, Eastern Health will be speaking on the work and results of the Syphilis Outbreak Control Team.  ACNL was a primary community partner in this amazing partnership project.
Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting and you will have...

 

Please visit the following link to view which locations provide take home Naloxone kits!
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids (e.g. heroin, methadone, fentanyl, morphine).
Get a kit, save a life!

https://nlchi.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c30a1aa8bf...

Learning how to recognize an opiate drug overdose and administer naloxone can help save someone's life. This video shows how to use injectable naloxone.

A research study of relationships where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative

As HIV rates have stabilized, HIV-positive individuals are living longer lives. More and more people today are in relationships where only one of the two people has HIV (an HIV-serodiscordant relationship). While there has been research on living with HIV, far less is known about the issues faced by HIV-serodiscordant couples. Researchers from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, in collaboration with physicians and AIDS Service organizations from across the country, are therefore...

GROWING INTO RESILIENCE: A Survey for Sexual and Gender Minority (LGBTTIQQ2SA) Youth

This survey is for Canadian sexual and gender minority (LGBTTIQQ2SA) youth and young adults between 12 and 29 years old. Dr. André P. Grace, Director of Research at the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS) is conducting this research, which the Research Ethics Board at the University of Alberta has approved. You are invited to participate.

While we have made progress in achieving sexual and gender minority rights in Canada, many young people still experience discrimination and other...

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