Ottawa Resources

Ottawa Resources

A non-profit registered charity and social service agency providing peer support, educational, research and advocacy services primarily for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals around the Canadian National Capital Region

Sex It Smart · Le sexe intelligent
A resource for finding, getting and learning how to use condoms, information on STIs and where to locate sexual health clinics in the Ottawa area

Canadian Resources

Canadian Resources

AIDS Bureau (Ministry of Health, Government of Ontario)
Provincial government publications, infomation, resources and contacts

Canadian AIDS Society
A national coalition of 123 community-based AIDS organizations across Canada dedicated to strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriching the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
A national, non-profit organization committed to improving the health and quality of life of all Canadians living with HIV/AIDS

Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre
The largest information centre on HIV/AIDS in Canada. The Information Centre is a program of the Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Promoting the human rights of people living with, at risk of or affected by HIV or AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research and analysis, litigation and other advocacy, public education and community mobilization

Canadian HIV Trials Network
A federally funded, non-profit, national organization created to facilitate HIV/AIDS clinical trial activity in Canada

Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS (Health Canada)
The federal initiative to address HIV/AIDS in Canada

Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC)
Promoting informed public policy and public education, and promotes awareness on issues that impact on access to treatment and health care for people living with HIV/AIDS

Providing legal services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario that are relevant to their well-being and that enable them to participate fully in the communities in which they live

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development
ICAD’s mission is to lessen the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in resource-poor communities and countries by providing leadership and actively contributing to the Canadian and international response

Ontario AIDS Network
A province-wide coalition of diverse community-based organizations. Member groups offer a variety of services and support, such as information on and referrals to anonymous testing, across Ontario

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN)
A collaborative network of people living with HIV/AIDS, health care providers, consumers, researchers, community-based organizations and government, with a mandate to provide leadership and to advance policy relating to the optimal treatment and care of people living with HIV in Ontario

Toronto People with AIDS Foundation
Toronto based organization to promote the health and well-being of all people living with HIV / AIDS by providing accessible, direct, and practical support services Pink Triangle Services:: A non-profit registered charity and social service agency providing peer support, educational, research and advocacy services primarily for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals around the Canadian National Capital Region

Other Resources

Other Resources
Information about HIV/AIDS, including medical, housing, drug approval, children, nutrition, and access to treatments

AIDS Education Global Information System
Very extensive, fact sheets, links, articles, the HIV/AIDS Encyclopedia (under “Key topics”)

American Academy of HIV Medicine
Although meant for healthcare professionals and academics, there are a lot of great links under the “For the patient” heading at the top of the homepage

American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR)
Lots of general information, very easy to navigate

The Body
A multimedia AIDS and HIV information resource

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
Conducts epidemiological and behavioral studies in the primary prevention and early intervention of HIV disease

Cures Not Wars

Doctor’s Guide to the Internet – AIDS/HIV
Guide to AIDS-related information and resources to be of interest to medical professionals and/or patients

Estate Project for Artists with AIDS
The central resource for culture and AIDS

HIV Databases
Collects, curates, analyzes, and publishes genetic sequences of HIV and related species

International AIDS Society
Based in Sweden, links, articles (World AIDS News)

International Council of AIDS Service Organizations
Toronto-based, general information, links, academic articles

JAMA HIV/AIDS Information Center
Interactive collection of useful and high-quality resources for physicians, other health professionals and the public. From the Journal of the American Medical Association

National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (Centers for Disease Control)
Lots of information in the form of brochures, articles, fact sheets, publications, etc. (even more under the HIV/AIDS Division in the left column)

National Library of Medicine, PubMed
Medical literature, books, articles, links

Project Inform
Based out of San Francisco, lots of useful, universal, easy-to-read information

TAC (Treatment Action Campaign)
International news, efforts, treatment and prevention strategies. Based out of South Africa

UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS)
Articles, lots of links, information mostly focused on global HIV epidemiology, programs and strategies

World Health Organization (information on HIV/AIDS)
Articles, links, information on international research, prevention strategies, epidemiological information