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Welcome to our Knowledge and Resources section. Here we have gathered various resources including videos, documents, website links and other materials. You can search by topic, population, and/or type of resource, by using the drop down menus below, and then clicking “filter”.

We have highlighted what we consider to be “fundamental resources” for the topics and populations – these are selected with a coloured bar. If you want to understand the basics for particular areas, we suggest starting with these.

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Fundamental Resources

AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

The AIDS Bureau provides specific information and resources on the situation in Ontario for human service providers.

Ontario’s co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS includes policy development and program delivery. The province spends approximately $55 million a year on HIV/AIDS-related initiatives. This does not include physician billings to OHIP or HIV/AIDS drugs.

The Ontario government provides funding for more than 90 programs and services across the province to deliver HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support programs for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and those most at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

Hep C Information

Welcome to CATIE’s new plain-language website containing up-to-date information on hepatitis C. We hope it will help you find answers to all your questions about Hep C.

Just found out that you have Hep C? Visit our Newly Diagnosed section as a first step in understanding more about your diagnosis and deciding what you can do to stay healthy.

Are you a service provider or health professional, or just want more information on a topic? You can flip to an in-depth version on any page with one simple click of your mouse.

Check out these sections:

  • What is Hep C?
  • Getting Tested
  • Treatment
  • Staying Safe
  • Living with Hep C
  • HIV & Hep C

Toolkit Resources: CATIE has also produced a comprehensive toolkit of print resources for different audiences available in different formats. You can either view and download them as online PDFs, or you can order free hard copies through CATIE’s online Ordering Centre.

Ontario Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

Welcome to the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) website. This page is geared for professionals in the province of Ontario working in gay men’s sexual health.

Positive Voices - Leading Together

Positive Voices Leading Together is a feature-length documentary co-produced by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and diRtywRap pRoductions. Set in the context of the 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto, it guides viewers through the personal experiences of five local community leaders (Lisungu Chieza, Brian Finch, Marco Gomes, Colleen Price and Art Zoccole) living with HIV. Through the lives of those profiled, the documentary highlights the evolving nature of HIV/AIDS, the challenges faced by different communities, the impact of social determinants of health, and what is possible when people living with HIV speak out.

Positive Voices Leading Together is a useful educational and planning tool for a number of different contexts. It can used to stimulate discussion and planning in AIDS service or community development organizations; it can be used in training programs for volunteers or other service providers; it can be used as part of outreach efforts, or in classroom settings to raise awareness and guide discussion around both HIV and social determinants of health.

Click the “Video” icon to watch the full documentary, or order the video by visiting here.

Dévoilement du VIH:guide d’information sur le droit, pour les hommes gais en Ontario

Le présent guide a été préparé par la HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario), aussi appelée HALCO, en partenariat avec l’Alliance pour la santé sexuelle des hommes gais (l’Alliance) de l’Ontario.

Le présent guide vise à répondre à certaines de vos questions sur le dévoilement de la séropositivité au VIH et le droit – en particulier le droit pénal. Il renferme aussi des informations sur le dévoilement et d’autres domaines du droit, comme la santé publique, la confidentialité, l’emploi, les séjours à l’étranger et l’immigration.

Ce guide a été rédigé en décembre 2008. La situation du droit peut changer à tout moment. Communiquez avec l’HALCO pour des informations à jour et des avis juridiques.

HIV Disclosure – a legal guide for gay men in Ontario

This guide was produced by the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario), known as HALCO, through a partnership with Ontario’s Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH).

This guide is designed to answer some of your questions about HIV disclosure and the law. 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.

This guide was written in May 2013. But the law can change at any time. You can contact HALCO to get up-to-date legal information and legal advice.

To download, visit:

HIV disclosure: a legal guide for gay men in Canada (2013 May)

Dévoilement du VIH : guide d’information sur le droit pour les
hommes gais au Canada (2013 mai)


To order pamphlets, visit:






HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario

HALCOHIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario)
is a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic which provides free legal assistance to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Ontario, Canada.

Directives sur le dépistage du VIH et la consultation

Les présentes directives sur la détection des anticorps et la consultation relative au VIH sont destinées aux organismes et aux personnes qui offrent tous les types de test de dépistage du VIH en Ontario : anonyme, non nominal et nominal. Elles ont été élaborées afin d’améliorer la qualité et la cohérence des consultations préalables et consécutives au dépistage du VIH.

Ontario HIV Testing Guidelines

These guidelines for HIV counselling and antibody testing are intended for use by organizations and individuals providing all types of HIV testing in Ontario: anonymous, non-nominal and nominal. They were developed to improve the quality and consistency of HIV pre- and post-test counselling.


This website provides safer drug use information for people partying in Toronto’s gay nightclub and party scene. (AIDS Committee of Toronto)

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