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

 


 

 

New report from OHESI shows numbers of new HIV infections in Ontario continue to rise - but some good news as Toronto’s continue to fall.

published: November, 10, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Social Media, Gay Men, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Research, Health, Treatment, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on the mixed bag of numbers which shows a province struggling to match impressive gains elsewhere. Where is this all heading?

New report from OHESI shows numbers of new HIV infections in Ontario continue to rise - but some good news as Toronto’s continue to fall.

PositiveLite.com previewed the numbers before, but now the preliminary report  is out and it’s a mixed bag. One thing is clear though. Ontario is being left behind by some of its competition. The province’s epidemiology unit, OHESI, housed at the OHTN, confirms that new HIV infections, although down from ten years ago, have been on the rise the last three years. The increase in that time period is fortunately not large but contrasts sharply with good news from other countries, notabl

New Pozcast focuses on GIPA in the workplace.

published: August, 16, 2017 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Social Media, General Health, Mental Health, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Media

From Universities Without Walls, a series of informative discussions hosted by James Watson.

New Pozcast focuses on GIPA in the workplace.

The Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA) is a set of principles that highlights engagement, equity and social justice and places people living with HIV at the centre of the HIV movement. However, implementing GIPA in the workplace can be challenging. Is it doable? Are the principles still relevant in today’s work environment? James Watson talks with two people living with HIV who work in the sector to find out, Marvelous Muchenje a Program Coordinator at the Women’s Heal

POZcast focuses on HIV, Fatherhood and Fertility

published: June, 21, 2017 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Media

From Universities without Walls, a series of informative discussions hosted by James Watson.

POZcast focuses on HIV, Fatherhood and Fertility

Tune in to hear how HIV-positive men and their healthcare providers are talking about fatherhood, and why some men are rethinking their decisions around parenting. James Watson talks to Dr. Mark Yudin, from the University of Toronto, and Logan Kennedy from Women’s College Hospital, about new fertility options, access to stigma-free parenting environments, and why fertility researchers are turning their attention to men. He also talks to Charlie, a Peer Research Associate, who opens up ab

New Tools for Community-Based Research course: February 2017

published: January, 31, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Community Events, Activism, Social Media, Research, Upcoming Events, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Universities Without Walls has partnered with the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to launch a professional certificate program.

New Tools for Community-Based Research course:  February 2017

Tools for Community-Based Research is a seven week course that incorporates self-directed education modules and live online discussion. Our goal is to get you ready to participate in and contribute to community-based research teams, especially those engaged with health research. When? The course will run from February 6 - March 31, 2017. You can find the curriculum overview and registration information here. Scholarships: The Ontario HIV Treatment Network will offer a number of scholars

Live from the OHTN Conference HIV Endgame II, What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

published: November, 14, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Research, Upcoming Events, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Maximizing Support: Highlights from the Supporting Peer Research Asistant Effectively workshop

Live from the OHTN Conference HIV Endgame II, What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

Hosted by James Watson Tuesday, November 22nd @ 2:30pm EST This in demand workshop offers an exciting learning experience for peer researchers & emerging academic researchers interested in community-based research. It provided a broad overview of how, why and when peer research assistants (PRAs) should be supported. The support framework introduced in the workshop offers practical support tools and best practices for PRAs in five key areas: administrative, financial, debriefing, educati

Close for comfort? Reflections on illness, death, dying and grief

published: September, 06, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, Events, Mental Health, Research, Upcoming Events, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

What's hot with Peer Researchers?The OHTN's Universities Without walls presents an online talk show hosted by James Watson

Close for comfort? Reflections on illness, death, dying and grief

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers? Close for Comfort? Reflections on illness, death, dying and griefhosted by James WatsonWednesday, September 28th, 2pm-3pm EST In HIV research we work with peer researchers because of the high value placed on lived experience, their connection to the HIV community and their prime role as cultural interpreters. Working as a peer researcher and with peer researchers brings closeness and a coming to terms with joy and resilience as well as vulnerability to

Workshop Application: Supporting Peer Research Associates Effectively

published: August, 23, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, Research, Upcoming Events, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

From the OHTN, an exciting learning experience for peer researchers & emerging academic researchers

Workshop Application: Supporting Peer Research Associates Effectively

Sunday, November 20, 2016 Working with people living with HIV as Peer Research Associates benefits the research teams, the process and the research evidence. But engaging people living with HIV as researchers also comes with the great responsibility of supporting PRAs in specific ways. This one-day educational and KTE workshop will:  highlight the role of PRAs in the syndemics, showcase practical support tools and best practices for PRAs, and explore real life scenarios in which PRAs a

The OHTN's Positive Spaces study wins major award at AIDS2016

published: August, 16, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, International AIDS Conference , OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Current Affairs, General Health, Mental Health, Health, International , Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Media

Award-winning Ontario research study Positive Spaces Healthy Places documented the impact of housing on both the physical and mental health-related quality of life for people living with HIV

The OHTN's Positive Spaces study wins major award at AIDS2016

A study about housing A ground-breaking, community-based Canadian study exploring the relationship between housing and health for people living with HIV has been honoured with the second Robert Carr Research Award. Positive Spaces Healthy Places: HIV, Housing and Health Research in Action – a 5-year longitudinal study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – documented the impact of housing on both the physical and mental health-related quality of life for people living with

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers? Pride Edition (revised date)

published: June, 17, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

News from the OHTN’s James Watson about peer engagement. What's Hot with Peer Researchers?" is an online talk show where the guests this month will discuss how sexual identity and gender expression enriches HIV research.

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers? Pride Edition (revised date)

When:   Monday, June 27th from 2:00-3:00 EST  Technology interfered with our original Pride Edition, but you can’t keep a good queer down…let’s try this again!   Summer means the launch of Pride celebrations in Canada, with Toronto Pride Month kicking off on June 1st. To add to the festivities, “What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?” will be hosting a special Pride Edition on Wednesday, June 27th from 2:00-3:00 EST. Congratulations to our POZ proud LGBTQ2+ peer researchers! Yo

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

published: April, 12, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, Community Events, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Activism, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

13th Edition: News from the OHTN’s James Watson about peer engagement. What's Hot with Peer Researchers?" is an online talk show about community-based research that has people living with HIV as the main protagonists

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

Engaged Yet?  hosted by James Watson  Tuesday, April 19th @ 2pm EST  “Engagement” is a word that holds great meaning in the HIV sector, it drives programming, shapes research methodologies and is a key element in successful interventions. But how do we measure and achieve engagement and how can it be sustained over time? Does it lift you up or eventually always let you down? What’s the difference between engagement and participation? Peer engagement roles are diverse, we talk abou

‘What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

published: February, 12, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Activism, Events, Research, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

From the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) - here’s their 12th Edition - Training Peer Researchers: To the task or for the future?

‘What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

Training Peer Researchers: To the task or for the future?  Hosted by James Watson Wednesday, February 24th @ 2pm EST A research team can only be successful with well-trained peer researchers in any role (e.g. governance, data collection, analysis etc.). But, do we train for the task that one time or for a future? What future is there for peer researchers? This 12th edition of “What’s Hot” is all about training: Should we educate and build capacity beyond research skills? Is cert

Positive Quitting

published: February, 09, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Health, Smoking Cessation , Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Here’s an update on an ongoing initiative in Ontario designed to help people living with HIV through the process of quitting smoking

Positive Quitting

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and PositiveLite.com have partnered in a project to reduce smoking rates in people living with HIV, given the harmful effects on our health, quality of life and other related factors. Here’s the OHTN’s Diana Campbell with an update.  Hello! We here at Positive Quitting wanted to send an update about smoking cessation activities in Ontario. There’s been a lot of activity across the province and some good momentum building as we draw attention to

Lets’ talk motherhood, HIV and Community-based research (CBR)

published: January, 18, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Research, Women, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Population Specific

What’s Hot with Peer Research Associates? Find out in this January 27 OHTN online talk show, details below

Lets’ talk motherhood, HIV and Community-based research (CBR)

What’s Hot with Peer Research Associates?  11th Edition: A special focus on mothers, hosted by James Watson & Gladys Kwaramba  Revised Date: Wednesday, January 27th @ 2pm EST This edition of "What's Hot" will focus on the experience of peer research associates (PRAs) who are moms. How is the perspective of mothers included in community-based research? PRA moms face additional challenges, layers of judgement, gossip and surveillance? So what supports are needed? What are appropriate

What’s hot with peer research assistants?” 10th Edition World AIDS Day Special

published: November, 13, 2015 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Community Events, Events, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

The OHTN/University Without Walls invites you to "Peer’ Power: Celebrating the work of HIV peer researchers!"

What’s hot with peer research assistants?” 10th Edition World AIDS Day Special

Please join us for the “What’s Hot with PRAs?” 10th Edition, World AIDS Day special: "Peer Power: Celebrating the work of HIV peer researchers!" Hosted by James Watson & Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco Tuesday, December 1st @ 2pm On December 1st, we’ll celebrate the contributions of peer researchers everywhere, both past and present. Working at the frontlines of the HIV movement, we unite communities and build bridges while advancing knowledge and driving change. We are the driving fo

Register now for the OHTN’s What's Hot for Peer Research Assistants Webinar on GIPA/MIPA

published: September, 22, 2015 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Community Events, Research, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Join poz peer research assistants talking about what’s on their minds about GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV)

Register now for the OHTN’s What's Hot for Peer Research Assistants Webinar on GIPA/MIPA

A message from Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)/ Réseau Canadien des Personnes Seropositives (RCPS) an independent network for and by people living with HIV and HIV co-infections in Canada:  CPPN/RCPS: CPPN / RCPS would like you to join the next Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) What's Hot with Peer Research Associates Webinar! We hope you can join us and engage in an important conversation about how we can move GIPA/MIPA forward. Thank you to James Watson of OHTN for coordinatin

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