OAN News

News and Updates from the Ontario AIDS Network as well as our Members and Affiliates

Health Canada Approves HIV Self-test Kits

Health Canada Approves HIV Self-test Kits

On November 2, 2020, Health Canada granted a medical device license to a one-minute, finger-prick HIV blood test. Known more commonly as the HIV self-test, this device is manufactured by bioLytical Laboratories based in BC. The approval follows research and...

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Positive Self Management Program

Positive Self Management Program

The Gilbert Center is offering a free 6-week online program entitled Positive Self Management Program. This is for service users living with HIV from the Gilbert Centre.Program focus includes: Learning more about living with HIVSupport networking Go here to view...

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ACO Launches Virtual Buddy Program!

ACO Launches Virtual Buddy Program!

The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) is pleased to announce the launch of a Virtual Buddy Program in November 2020!The main objective of the Buddy Program is to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS by providing emotional support and company....

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Launch – The Peel Integrated Drug Strategy!

Launch – The Peel Integrated Drug Strategy!

MOYO Health and Community Services is pleased to launch the Peel Integrated Drug Strategy survey again, the survey is now available online! Hence, The Peel Integrated Drug Strategy is inviting you to participate in a survey to help inform the development of a drug...

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Office Closure

In the interest of maintaining the health and wellness of our staff team, the OAN office will be closed effective March 17, 2020.

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The OAN Outpost is distributed to our email list of OAN Member and Affiliate agencies, Board members and friends of the OAN.

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