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Ontario HIV Treatment Network

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  We are a network composed of:

  • People with HIV
  • Academic and community-based researchers
  • Members of AIDS service organizations and other community groups
  • Decision makers from all levels of government and various community groups
  • Health care providers

We promote excellence and innovation in HIV treatment, research, education and prevention in Ontario to:

  • Improve the health and well being of people with HIV
  • Contribute to HIV prevention efforts
  • Promote knowledge exchange among all HIV stakeholders
  • Ensure value for resources





Peer delivery

Monday, 03 March 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Editor Categories // OHTN OHTN/, Research, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Bob Leahy interviews researcher Jane Simoni about the effectiveness of using people living with HIV to help people with HIV at the OHTN Research Conference.

Peer delivery

There has been increasing discussion – and action – on the use of people living with HIV being enlisted to help their peers in a variety of roles. But what does the research say about the effectiveness of this approach? And should peers doing this work be paid? 

Editor Bob Leahy interviews Jane Simoni at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Research Conference in November 2013 in Toronto about the use of HIV+ peers in prevention and support roles. The video is below. 

Jane Simoni Jane is a Professor of Psychology and a clinical psychologist in the development and evaluation of health promotion interventions. You can see her full presentation here