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Striking to the heart of the matter: selected readings on gender and HIV  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/Striking_to_the_Heart_of_the_Matter.pdf

Discusses awareness of gender issues and differences with the disease, as well as challenges of understanding the experiences of those at greater risk of HIV.

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Published: 2002
A prospective cohort study of HIV post-exposure prophlaxis for sexual assault victims/survivors  
http://www.womensresearch.ca/PDF/programs/HIVPEP/Challenges%20Poster_PRINTER.pdf

Examines the feasibility of a standardized program of HIV counseling for all sexual assault clients and offering post-exposure prophlaxis (PEP) to those at risk. Also determines HIV PEP acceptance and completion rates and establishes their predictors.

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Published: 2006
Challenges in implementing an HIV-I post-exposure prophylaxis program for sexually assaulted persons in Ontario, Canada  
http://www.womensresearch.ca/PDF/programs/HIVPEP/Challenges%20Poster_PRINTER.pdf

Examines the challenges of implementing a program of universal offering HIV post-exposure prophlaxis to at-risk sexually assaulted person's presenting to Ontario's hospital-based Sexual Assault /Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

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Published: 2006
HIV testing in pregnancy  
http://www.sogc.org/health/pdf/OBS-HIV_e.pdf

Discusses the importance of HIV testing for pregnant women.

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Published: 2000-2004
Making it mandatory: should HIV tests be required for pregnant women?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39734
Introduces the debate surrounding manadatory HIV testing for pregnant women. Discusses the development of antiviral therapies and their effect reducing the number of mother-to-child transmissions of HIV. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Deadly desires
Provides an illustrated, fictional account of a group of intravenous drug users and prostitutes in Winnipeg, designed to teach readers about the importance of safer sex and using clean needles to reduce the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
Guiding principles for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of women during pregnancy - 2002  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/02vol28/dr2813ea.html
Discusses HIV testing during pregnancy, enforcing the message of voluntarism, confidentiality and informed consent. Recommends that Canadian doctors begin to offer routine HIV tests to all pregnant women. (See Details)
Published: 2002
HIV testing in pregnancy  
http://www.bchealthguide.org/healthfiles/hfile38a.stm
Discusses the benefits of HIV testing and treatment during pregnancy as a means of preventing perinatal HIV transmission. Provides some information specific to British Columbia. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Addressing violence against women and HIV testing and counseling: a meeting report  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/hiv/9241594594/en/index.html

There is increasing recognition that the HIV epidemic intersects in different ways with the epidemic of violence against women and girls. For example, in studies among women in sub-Saharan Africa, fear of partner’s negative reaction, including abandonment, violence, rejection, loss of economic support and accusations of infidelity were the most commonly reported barriers to HIV testing and disclosure of HIV status. This document summarizes discussions held at a 2006 meeting organized by the department of Gender, Women and Health of the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Department of HIV/AIDS. It points out operational research gaps and proposes four key recommendations take into account and address intimate partner violence and other concerns related to women in HIV testing and counseling Submit English Resource Record | Canadian Women's Health Networkprogrammes.

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Published: January 2006
Stop the rise in HIV: top reasons to get tested  
http://www.cpha.ca/en/portals/hiv/article04.aspx

Web-based factsheet on why people should be tested for HIV. Includes an audio version of the factsheet.

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