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Reaching Underserved Populations: Leveraging Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections to Explore New Program Options in Canada

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is one solution for rethinking testing and screening strategies. POCT offers the flexibility to perform medical diagnostic testing outside the clinical laboratory in close proximity to where the patient is receiving care… Read more in this publication.

Published: 2018

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Commentary on POCT for HIV/STBBI : an analysis of contextual factors impeding implementation in Canada

  As part of the national efforts to diversify innovative STBBIs testing options for more equitable testing in Canada, NCCID has embarked on a knowledge translation program for public health professionals that aims to synthesize the best available evidence, identify the most adapted service delivery models to reaching underserved populations and highlights next steps to […]

Published: 2018

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Project No. 387

Summary of NACI Recommendations for HPV Immunization

A summary of the recommendations from the four National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Statements on HPV vaccination.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 365

IQ2: Sexual transmission of Zika Virus

APRIL 2016: apx. 9 min. | The second episode of our Infectious Questions podcast continues its focus on Zika virus with our guest expert addressing questions around the sexual transmission of Zika.

Published: 2016

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What’s the buzz on PrEP? Why public health is listening

What are gay men hearing and saying about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)? How are they making sense of this information? Is it changing their sexual behaviours? What are the implications for public health practice? This webinar, hosted by CATIE in partnership with NCCID, presented key findings from ‘Resonance,’ a community-based research project that asked gay men and their service providers what they understood about this new HIV prevention technology and whether it had an impact on their attitudes or behaviours.

Published: 2016

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NCCID at CATIE 2015: Jordan Feld

At the CATIE 2015 Forum in Toronto, NCCID’s Harpa Isfeld-Kiely speaks with Jordan Feld, MD MPH, about his keynote address, “Improving the Continuum of Care in the New Era of Hepatitis C.”

Published: 2015

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NCCID at CATIE 2015: Darrell Tan

At the CATIE 2015 Forum in Toronto, NCCID’s Harpa Isfeld-Kiely speaks with Darrell Tan, MD, PhD, FRCPC, about his keynote address, “A New HIV Prevention Strategy: Moving PrEP into Practice.”

Published: 2015

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NCCID at CATIE 2015: Nitika Pant Pai

At the CATIE 2015 Forum in Toronto, NCCID’s Harpa Isfeld-Kiely spoke with Nitika Pant Pai, MD MPH PhD, about her keynote address, “Pushing the Boundaries of HIV, Hepatitis C and STI Testing.”

Published: 2015

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Outreach Planning Checklist

A checklist for public health practitioners involved in HIV/STBBI-related outreach work with priority populations, it mirrors the four stages of the outreach program planning process: research, design, delivery and measurement.

Published: 2014

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Social Media and Sexual Health Promotion: WEBINAR

A Storify version of highlights from a webinar about social media’s utility for sexual health promotion initiatives, including examples of interventions, issues they address, and evaluative methods and measures used to gauge impact.

Published: 2014

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Forward Thinking on Syphilis: An Information Exchange on Innovative Approaches to Syphilis, Focused on MSM

Information exchange event focused on urban syphilis and men who have sex with men (MSM), hosted by the NCCID in September 2014. The purpose was to share information across sectors and jurisdictions about outbreaks of syphilis affecting MSM in several cities across Canada.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 221

Internet Partner Notification for Sexually-Transmitted Infections: Information Sheet

Overview of internet partner notification (i.e., through websites, internet forums, blogs, social media, email and texts), as a means for patients and public health practitioners to reach out to anonymous partners. Discusses reported effectiveness of IPN, which populations may be more open to IPN, and quantity and quality of evidence about effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and where further study is needed.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 169