HIV testing

HIV testing

Abc's of immunology

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Susan Elliott
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article offers a primer on the immune system. Explains the language of immunology and the processes that occur when we are exposed to infection. 


We are not immune: women and aids

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Women and AIDS Lisa McCaskell
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explains AIDS, testing, transmission and treatment. Lists information on safer sex, safer drug use and how to develop consent practices.

Stop the rise in HIV: top reasons to get tested

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English
Translated Title: 
Arrêtons le VIH : de bonnes raisons de se faire tester
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Online
Mixed Media
Publisher: 
Canadian Public Health Association
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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

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Available online only.

Addressing violence against women and HIV testing and counseling: a meeting report

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English
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Paper
Online
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World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2006
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

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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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9241594594

Challenges in implementing an HIV-I post-exposure prophylaxis program for sexually assaulted persons in Ontario, Canada

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English
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Online
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T. Myhr
H. Humphries
T. Leeke
J. DuMont
M.R. Loutfy
S. Macdonald
A. Rachlis
Publisher: 
Women's College Research Institute
Publication Date: 
2006

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.

A prospective cohort study of HIV post-exposure prophlaxis for sexual assault victims/survivors

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English
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Online
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T. Myhr
H. Humphries
T. Leeke
J. DuMont
M.R. Loutfy
S. Macdonald
A. Rachlis
Publisher: 
Women's College Research Institute
Publication Date: 
2006

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.

AIDS Vancouver Island

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Provides comprehensive, accessible and effective education, prevention, care, treatment and support services to residents of Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Primary Telephone: 
250-384-2366
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@avi.org
Fax Number: 
250-380-9411
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-665-2437
Street Address: 
1601 Blanshard St
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8W 2J5

HIV testing in pregnancy

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English
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Paper
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BC HealthFiles
Publisher: 
British Columbia Ministry of Health Planning
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

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.

Guiding principles for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of women during pregnancy - 2002

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English
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Publisher: 
Canada Communicable Disease Report
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 11884169 (Print)
ISSN 14818531 (On-line)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Striking to the heart of the matter: selected readings on gender and HIV

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carol (Ed.) Amaratunga
Jacquelin (Ed.) Gahagan
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH)
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ACEWH AIDS.S87 2002
ISBN 0968479758
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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