Ontario HIV Treatment Network

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

 


 

 

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Bob Leahy talking Social Media to AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)’s Andrew Brett

published: July, 19, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Features and Interviews, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

The interview asks "How does a large AIDS Service Organization like ACT utilize social media, how best to get started and what are the pitfalls?""

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Bob Leahy talking Social Media to AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)’s Andrew Brett

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Bob Leahy talking to ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto)’s Andrew Brett PositiveLIte’s Bob Leahy says this about the interview below . . Andrew Brett is the communications coordinator for the AIDS Committee of Toronto. I’ve told this story about ACT before but I’ll tell it again. ACT and I go back a long way. ACT was the first place I turned to when I was diagnosed in 1993. Six months later when I went on disability, for something to do I, vo

Positive Spaces Healthy Places Housing study: Recuiting HIV NEG persons.

published: July, 13, 2011 Categories // Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Positive Spaces Healthy Places (PSHP) is currently recruiting 200-300 people who have tested HIV-negative in the past year. The results from HIV-negative participants will be compared to our established group of 600 people with HIV/AIDS

Positive Spaces Healthy Places Housing study: Recuiting HIV NEG persons.

Take Part in our Housing Study Positive Spaces Healthy Places (PSHP) is is currently recruiting 200-300 people who have tested HIV-negative in the past year, and who live in the province of Ontario The results from HIV-negative participants will be compared to our established group of 600 people with HIV/AIDS. The HIV-negative comparison group will help to provide more accurate estimates of the associations between housing stability, health and health related quality of life. What's Invo

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Bob Leahy talking to Civil Liberties expert Micheal Vonn

published: July, 12, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Features and Interviews, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Are electronic health records a threat to HIVers’ rights to confidentiality of medical information? Micheal Vonn says yes.

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Bob Leahy talking to Civil Liberties expert Micheal Vonn

This video results from the collaboration between the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and PositiveLite.com to produce videos of mutual interest. This one was filmed at the Canadian HIV./AIDS Legal Network Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights in June 2011 in Toronto. Micheal Vonn was a featured speaker on a panel of experts talking about the privacy of health information in the age of electronic records. She is the Policy Director, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. PositiveLi

Basanti Majumdar talks about HIV awareness in Indian immigrant communities in Canada

published: June, 21, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Events, Features and Interviews, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Our last in the PositiveLite.com/OHTN interview series from the 2010 OHTN Research Conference. More videos are in the works.

Basanti Majumdar talks about HIV awareness in Indian immigrant communities in Canada

Lori Chambers of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) talks to Basanti Majumdar of McMaster University about her research into cultural considerations for HIV prevention in northern Indian immigrant communities in Canada. Basanti was a presenter at the 2010 OHTN research conference For more information on the OHTN please visit their website.

Mathew Leonardi discusses his research into Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

published: June, 16, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Lori Chambers of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) talks with University of Toronto's Mathew Leonardi about his research on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in MSM

Mathew Leonardi discusses his research into Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Lori Chambers of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) talks with University of Toronto's Mathew Leonardi about his research on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Toronto. Mathew describes PrEP as "a new, unproven method that HIV negative individuals could use to reduce their risk of HIV acquisition by taking an anti-retroviral medication." Mathew looked at the level of awareness, the usage and willingness to use PrEP in the future among MSM i

Ron Shore talks about new ways of understanding the HIV risk of people using injection drugs

published: June, 09, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Our continues interview series from the 2010 OHTN Research Conference

Ron Shore talks about new ways of understanding the HIV risk of people using injection drugs

Brian Finch of PositiveLite.com talks to Ron Shore, the director of Urban Health and Research of Kingston Community Health Centres. Ron works directly with injection drug users and advocates for a more thorough investigation into the reasons why people use injection drugs. Ron was a presenter at the 2010 OHTN Research Conference. For more information the OHTN please visit their website.

Patrick Truong discusses the benefits of involving people with HIV in HIV research

published: May, 31, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research, Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

More rapid interviews from the OHTN Research Conference 2011, this time I speak to Patrick Truong.

Patrick Truong discusses the benefits of involving people with HIV in HIV research

Brian Finch of PositiveLite.com speaks with Patrick Truong about the benefits of involvement of people with HIV in HIV research. Patrick was involved in a peer-mentoring project that provided skills training for South Asian men living with HIV. Since the project completed, most of the participants have found employment.Patrick was a presenter at the 2010 Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Conference in Toronto

OHTN Research 2010 Interview: Marni Amirault and Fred Anderson talk about ethical issues in HIV research in Aboriginal

published: May, 13, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Lori Chambers of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) talks to Marni Amirault and Fred Anderson about ethical issues in HIV research with HIV communiti

OHTN Research 2010 Interview: Marni Amirault and Fred Anderson talk about ethical issues in HIV research in Aboriginal

Lori Chambers of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) talks to Marni Amirault and Fred Anderson about ethical issues in HIV research with HIV communities. Marni and Fred were presenters at the 2010 OHTN Research Conference. This is the next installment of PositiveLite.com and the OHTN collaborating at the annual research conference. More interviews will follow, so stay tuned. 

Sharon Walmsley: Why women need more research.

published: May, 04, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Features and Interviews, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Lori Chambers of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) talks to Dr. Sharon Walmsley about why women need more attention in HIV research. Sharon presented her research during the 2010 OHTN Research Conference

Sharon Walmsley: Why women need more research.

Lori Chambers of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) talks to Dr. Sharon Walmsley about why women need more attention in HIV research. Sharon presented her research during the 2010 OHTN Research Conference. For more information the OHTN please visit their website.

Yves Calmette talks about HIV prevention with men who have sex with men in Australia

published: April, 28, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research, Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Features and Interviews, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Brian Finch of www.positivelite.com chats with Yves Calmette about new HIV prevention initiatives being undertaken in Australia

Yves Calmette talks about HIV prevention with men who have sex with men in Australia

Brian Finch of www.positivelite.com chats with Yves Calmette about new HIV prevention initiatives being undertaken in Australia for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. Yves Calmette was a keynote speaker at the 2010 OHTN Research Conference in Toronto, Ontario. This is one of a series of interviews conducted in collaboration with the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. For more information the OHTN please visit their website.

Positive Spaces Healthy Places Study - Interview with Jay Koornstra

published: April, 04, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Features and Interviews, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

The second in an onging OHTN/Positivelite.com partnership, Brian Finch speaks to Jay Koornstra on housing.

Positive Spaces Healthy Places Study - Interview with Jay Koornstra

Taken from the Positive Spaces Healthy Spaces website. Led and supported by a multi-stakeholder partnership based in Ontario, Positive Spaces Healthy Places is the first longitudinal community-based research initiative in Canada examining the relationship between health and housing in the context of HIV to inform housing policies and programs that may lead to improved health outcomes and health-related quality of l

Amy Justice discusses the Veterans Aging Cohort Study @ the OHTN Research 2010 conference

published: March, 14, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research, Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Features and Interviews, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

During last fall's OHTN Research Conference 2010, the OHTN and PositiveLite.com began working on the idea of presenting video snapshots of some of the research presented.

Amy Justice discusses the Veterans Aging Cohort Study @ the OHTN Research 2010 conference

Welcome to a new collaboration between the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and PositiveLite.com. During last fall's OHTN Research Conference 2010, the OHTN and PositiveLite.com began working on the idea of presenting video snapshots of some of the research presented. In this pilot project our goals are to provide a very quick overview of the researcher's work. Additionally, we take a look at some of the community-based research, an important area of research that touches the lives of HIV+

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