People living with HIV

If you do not find what you are looking for here, please be sure to check under Key sector-wide resources. Results are listed by the date they were added. Some of the resources listed below will be general in nature; others will be more specific.

  • When Grief is Complex- The Impact of Multiple Loss in HIV/AIDS Impacted Communities and Workplaces Educational presentations designed to increase the knowledge & awareness of the realities of ongoing multiple losses found in HIV/AIDS: • Current perspectives of grief/loss/trauma, multiple ongoing loss, disenfranchised grief, traumatic loss, & ambiguous loss • Differences in loss responses: cultural diversity & long-term survivor realities See Resources – When Grief Comes to Work
  • Turning To One Another: Bringing GIPA to Life through Building Collaborative Relationships TTOA increases the capacity of ASOs to build effective working relationships between ASO staff and PHAs in multiple roles. There are 13 TTOA ASO Pilot Site Partners across Ontario which support and collaborate with Peer Facilitators to create and deliver on-going local programs. They also share local ideas and practices to help develop the provincial ...
  • Turning to One Another (TTOA): PHA/Peer Engagement Skills Training This 3 part training was initially developed in collaboration with the OAN’s Positive Leadership Development Program. This work is seen as a deepening of GIPA/MIPA principles, providing PHAs and peers who have experienced multiple losses with additional skills to support their engagement in community and with local organizations.
  • Treatment Update Treatment Update is CATIE’s cutting-edge developments in HIV research and treatment. Provides pertinent, up-to-date and unbiased treatment and related information.
  • Trans Inclusion Pocket Guide A guide developed through the shared lived experience of trans women living in Ontario, specifically about the critical work of trans inclusivity in WHAI work. This resource explores information about trans women in Ontario.
  • The Sex You Want The Sex You Want is a campaign developed to increase GBMSM awareness of new HIV prevention and sexual health strategies. Topics covered include: biology of HIV transmission, condoms, undetectable viral load, PEP, and PrEP. The campaign also seeks to support the implementation of sexual health strategies within the unique contexts of gay men’s lives.
  • The Positive Side The Positive Side is CATIE’s health and wellness magazine for people living with HIV.
  • Survive to Thrive: Peer Support Training Based in the findings of the Survive to Thrive community-based research project, the need to increase peer support skills was identified by long-term AIDS-related multiple loss survivors (LTS). This training provides an overview of the Multiple Loss Journey and experiential learning of peer support skills. See: Resources for Training Manua
  • Supporting Mothers in Ways That Work This is a toolkit for people who work with mothers living with HIV. It uses a social justice lens to build skills amongst front line workers. Content includes background information, information about perinatal care, breastfeeding, social surveillance, stigma, discrimination, and action steps.
  • Resiliency Initiative Resiliency Initiative includes both Resiliency Framework and Resiliency Map as tools to support a workplace team in expanding shared awareness of multiple loss impact on work-related areas. The Resiliency tools provide opportunities for groups to assess personal, team and organizational strategies for promoting resilience in the face of ongoing loss, change and transition.  Also available ...
  • Proceedings and Evaluation Report: 3rd Ontario African, Caribbean and Black Research Think Tank This report documents a meeting hosted by ACCHO that brought together researchers, community organization representatives, community members and other stakeholders to discuss HIV issues that impact ACB communities, and identify research priorities to ultimately inform and strengthen the response to HIV in Ontario’s ACB communities. Also available in French.
  • Primed2: Sexual Health Guide for Trans Men This sexual health guide was written by and for trans men who have sex with other men. It contains information on staying sexually, emotionally, and mentally safe and healthy. Topics covered include finding sex, having safer sex, and how to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • Positive Women & Breastfeeding This is a resource about breastfeeding for HIV positive women and service providers.
  • Planning for illness: Legal information for people living with HIV in Ontario Developed at the request of ACB PHAs in Ontario, “Planning for Illness” provides legal information about making preparations in the event of illness and/or death. It provides a general understanding of the law and legal options as it pertains to wills, powers of attorney, income support, etc. This resource is also available in French.
  • Our Voices: HIV, Race and the Criminal Law. An ACCHO Special Report “Our Voices” offers up-to-date information on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in accessible and practical terms. It provides an increased awareness/understanding of the issues related of HIV non-disclosure and how they impact ACB people in particular, and of legal resources available to PHAs for matters of HIV disclosure. This resource is also available in French.
  • Our Agenda Campaign Our Agenda is a campaign developed to support GBMSM in making the link between emotional/mental health and sexual health. The website responds to research that shows that multiple epidemics (depression, substance use, partner violence, etc.) are playing out in our community and reinforce each other. The website includes interactive features and blogs from community members.
  • Our Agenda = Mental Health Workshop it is a three part workshop developed to be delivered to local mental health providers to increase their capacity to more effectively respond to the unique mental health stressors that gay and bisexual men experience. The workshop covers gay social determinants of health, intersectionality, syndemics and resilience.
  • Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy for African, Caribbean and Black Communities 2013-2018 (workshop) The ACB Strategy provides a framework for the response to HIV/AIDS in Ontario’s ACB communities. The workshop aims to: raise awareness/understanding of the ACB Strategy and HIV-related issues faced by ACB communities; foster alignment of front line work with the ACB community; and guide implementation of the ACB Strategy province-wide.
  • Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy for African, Caribbean and Black Communities 2013-2018 The ACB Strategy provides a framework for the response to HIV/AIDS in Ontario’s ACB communities. It aims to: raise awareness/understanding of the ACB Strategy and HIV-related issues faced by ACB communities; foster alignment of front line work with the ACB community; and guide implementation of the ACB Strategy province-wide.
  • Making Outreach Matter Making Outreach Matter is an online good practice guide that outlines approaches and strategies for developing outreach programs targeting GBMSM (volunteer training, bar/bathhouse outreach, etc.) The guide was developed in partnership between GMSH and ACT and provincial advisory body of gay men’s outreach workers.
  • Legacy project: walk with me mentorship project The Legacy PHA Mentorship program is a capacity building program that meets the needs of both newcomer and long-term survivors PHA who face increased challenges in accessing professional, communal and social participation that hinder their professional and civic engagement, and thereby increased their sense of social isolation and societal exclusion. (ongoing development of website)
  • HIV Disclosure: a legal guide for gay men in Canada This guide is designed to answer some of your questions about HIV disclosure and the law in Canada. Most of it is about criminal law. It also has information about disclosure and other areas of law, for example: public health, privacy, employment, travel and immigration. Developed in partnership with HALCO.
  • HIV and Immigration Service Access Training The CAAT HIV/AIDS Immigration Service Access Training program aims to support staff to engage and work with IRN PHA communities to effectively address issues related to their migration and settlement needs, including but not limited to service access, coordination and capacity building issues.   (ongoing development of website)
  • Ethno Racial Treatment Support Network Ethno-racial Treatment Support Network (ETSN) is a peer-based, peer-led training program that promotes and enhances PHA involvement and leadership by providing capacity building for newcomer PHAs in areas of treatment literacy, health promotion skills, peer counselling and support skills. (ongoing development of website)  
  • Cruising Counts: Program Guide for Online Sexual Health Outreach in Ontario This guide is designed to support online (sexual health) outreach services to GBMSM. This program guide captures recommendations, best practices and processes currently being used by different online outreach programs across Ontario. The guide includes research evidence that is based in Ontario and evaluates the efficacy of online outreach work to local GBMSM.
  • Community Based Research 101 This collection of eModules about community based research uses HIV as primary example. The evolving series is the result of collaborations with OHTN research stakeholders. Each eModule has been designed, implemented, piloted and evaluated. A learning management system delivers pedagogical individual/aggregate results. Learners include PHAs, academics and clinicians.