HIV and hepatitis C

  • CATIE COVID-19 resources
    Curated list of national and international resources on COVID-19 from CATIE including what you need to know about Coronovirus disease, HIV and hepatitis C.
  • Is Kaletra effective against COVID-19?
    Kaletra is the brand name for two anti-HIV drugs in a pill or liquid formulation: lopinavir + ritonavir. Research in 2004 showed potential benefit for those with the SARS coronavirus, but a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found it to be ineffective against COVID-19.
  • What people living with HIV need to know about COVID-19 
    Infographic from UNAIDS covering safety, treatment and everyday life.

 

Harm reduction

 

Sexual health & COVID

  • COVID-19: 2GBTQ men
    A series of 13 infographics from the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) reviewing information on COVID-19, including transmission, prevention and taking care of yourself and others while practicing physical distancing.
  • Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019
    A two page primer from the NYC Health Department on practicing safe sex during the pandemic.
  • Sex Work COVID-19
    Guidelines and tips for sex workers, clients, third parties and allies from the Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network and Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project.

 

National resources

 

Government benefits and law

  • Steps to Justice COVID-19
    The law and COVID-19. Step-by-step information about legal problems in the area of COVID-19 as it pertains to  family law, employment law,
    immigration and settlement issues, income assistance, employment and work and housing law. 
  • Government benefits
    List of financial benefits available to individuals and families, prepared by ACCHO.
  • Immigration during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Frequently asked questions and responses curated by ACCHO and BlackCAP.

 

Crisis resources

  • Crisis Services Canada
    Crisis Services Canada is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by phone at 1-833-456-4566 or by text message at 45645. In an emergency, always call 911.

 

Local Toronto resources

  • COVID-19 Daily Updates
    The City of Toronto’s website updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.
  • COVID-19 Health Advice
    More information on COVID-19 crisis and mental health supports.

 

Mental health resources

  • BounceBack®
    Free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
  • Big White Wall
    A free, anonymous, online social platform for individuals experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. It is moderated by trained “wall guides” 24/7 and is a place to connect and receive support from others with similar experiences.
  • eMental Health: Find Mental Health Resources in Your Area
    Searchable database of mental health resources including support groups, crisis lines, and local professionals.
  • Ontario Crisis Lines including Telephone, Online and Chat