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AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador
2015 Annual General Meeting


The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador will be holding the organizational Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2015 beginning at 2:30PM.  The meeting will be held at the Tommy Sexton Center, 47 Janeway Place, St. John’s, NL.

Mary Innis, Research Consultant will be speaking on her ACNL work with the senior’s community in development of a sexual health manual for persons over 55 yrs.  The Sexual Health Manual “Sex Over Fifty-Five: Sexual Freedom for Older Adults” is a project of the ACNL HIV & Aging Working...


If the above video does not work please use the link below to access the CBC website directly.
CBC's interview with Sara Sexton

The SWAP mobile distribution service has resumed.  Call 634-7927 (SWAP) in Corner Brook or 757-7927 (SWAP) in St. John's to request a delivery or pick up.

In person service will continue as normal at the ACNL office on 47 Janeway Place.  The hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 4:00PM

With the music festival season fast approaching SWAP wants you to make sure to keep yourselves safe.  The risk of overdosing and/or taking drugs you don't know can lead to a large amount of problems that can result in hospitalization or even death.  Know what to do to party safer, your life might depend on it.



Light up your night with a tasty delight!

A Taste for Life started in Ottawa in 1999 in support of Bruce House and the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation.
Since then Taste has been joined by 23 communities from Newfoundland to Alberta, Toronto to Stratford.

Participating Taste restaurants open their doors on April 22nd and donate 25% of their evening sales to AIDS Service Organizations in their community.  Support the men, women and children in your community by going out to dinner.

More information can be found here

Here is a list of our participating restaurants:

The Sprout

Address: 364 Duckworth...

Healthy gay men who take a new drug before and after sex will cut their risk of HIV infection by up to 86%, according to new research.  The Proud study, conducted in England, provides the first evidence that prophylactic HIV treatment is highly effective in a real-world setting.  It showed that pre-exposure to the HIV drug Truvada can reduce the risk of infection in men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) by as much as 86 per cent.

Read the full article here

The diverse multiplicity of philosophies, programs and interventions that fall under the general term ‘harm reduction’ – both in the form of top-down, institutionalized public health policy, and bottom-up, grassroots, community-based autonomous drug/service-user organizing and activism – were initially developed in the contexts of illicit drug use and sexual health, but have since been expanded to include numerous other fields and applications. Illustrative of the conflicts and tensions existing between top-down and bottom-up manifestations of harm reduction, in the traditional context of...

The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) is conducting a preliminary survey about access to and use of, the E-Module for Evidence-Informed HIV Rehabilitation.

If you have ever accessed the E-Module, you are invited to complete this short 5 minute survey questionnaire available at the following link.

The E-Module is openly accessible here.

On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2014, Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC and the Canadian AIDS Society announced a joint initiative to raise funds and awareness for Canadians and people worldwide who are living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

The Mylan Relay for Hope will consist of teams of athletes that will run across Canada beginning mid-April, 2015 in St. John’s, NL, and ending mid-October 2015 in Hope, BC – covering a total distance of 7,750 km. In total there will be 36 dedicated runners, subdivided into teams of 3. Each team will be responsible for running the distance in its province...

December 1, 2014, Halifax, NS – Reinvigorating HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention for Youth

HIV and Hepatitis C (Hep C) prevention initiatives for youth need our collaborative efforts more now than ever. Despite over 30 years of prevention efforts, youth continue to become infected with HIV and Hep C. Youth-focused HIV and Hep C prevention gaps often stem from a lack of policies that address their needs, few accessible services and negative attitudes regarding youth sexuality and harm reduction. Youth-serving organizations and HIV and Hep C prevention programs also face challenges such as...



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