Research Spotlight: How does HIV affect pregnancy?

dr. petronela ancuta

Women living with HIV can give birth without passing the virus to their babies thanks to breakthrough therapies like antiretroviral therapy (A.R.T.). But many babies born to HIV-positive women experience negative outcomes, some of which are not discovered until a long time after a child is born.

Announcing the recipients of the 2023 CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards

CAHR-CANFAR Excellence Award Winners (1) Announcing the recipients of the 2023 CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) are pleased to announce the 2023 winners of the CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards. These awards are bestowed annually to mid-career researchers who while at the prime of […]

Congratulating the recipients of the 2023 CANFAR Patrons’ Circle Awards

Announcing the winners of the Patrons' Circle Awards 2023

2023 CANFAR Patrons’ Circle Awards CANFAR awarded several of our dedicated community members for their advocacy and advancements in Canada’s HIV epidemic at an intimate ceremony on April 19, 2023. Here, we pay tribute to these amazing community champions. Molly Johnson Known as one of Canada’s greatest voices, award-winning jazz vocalist Molly Johnson is a […]

Study: Evaluating CANFAR’s National Youth Awareness Platform,

CANFAR Study announcement banner

CANFAR partners with York University to conduct a national study evaluating its youth resource, SEXFLUENT CANFAR is proud to announce its partnership with York University on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant to conduct a national community-based research (CBR) study evaluating its digital youth resource, The study, entitled, “Let’s get Sexfluent! Exploring […]

Drag Story Hour: Black History Month

Jade Elektra Black History Month

Famous Black people living with HIV throughout history CANFAR National Ambassador Jade Elektra reads from her HIV storybook about famous Black people living with HIV from history. Watch now, and scroll below to learn more! People from African, Caribbean and Black communities are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS, making up only 2.5% of […]

Introducing Our Healthbox, increasing equitable access to health care tools

Our Healthbox vending machine

One in ten Canadians living with HIV do not know their status. Twenty-one Canadians die of opioid toxicity daily. The health care systems we have in place leave too many Canadians outside the reach of care. This needs to change. Our Healthbox is a new smart, interactive vending machine that aims to be an integral […]

Recap: CANFAR at the International AIDS Conference #AIDS2022

IAC at Palais des Congres

The 24th International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2022, hosted at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, was an overwhelmingly positive experience for CANFAR. We shared many incredible moments with members of the extended CANFAR family as well as the global HIV/AIDS community. We were moved by the reception to CANFAR’s youth awareness resource, Sexfluent, which directly […]

Welcome to Sexfluent! CANFAR’s New Youth-Focused HIV & Sexual Empowerment Platform

Image of drag queen in a red dress and lavender boa in front of large text that says, "Welcome to Sexfluent"

We are excited to officially launch, CANFAR’s new youth-driven platform aimed at preventing HIV and empowering youth to take ownership of their sexual health. CANFAR is dedicated to ending Canada’s HIV epidemic and for more than 28 years, we have been leading Canada’s only national youth HIV awareness program. We know that the needs […]

I’m Ready Research Program

Image of woman wearing glasses with yellow hair staring at the camera

We are excited to announce the I’m Ready research program has officially launched! We are proud to support The REACH Nexus’ I’m Ready research program which is distributing 50,000 free HIV self-testing kits, asking survey questions through an app and offering peer navigator support to connect to care, all to improve HIV testing and care in […]

Five things you can do right now to make a difference in our fight against Covid-19

Five things you can do right now to make a difference in our fight against Covid19

A sincere thank you to our long-time CANFAR family member, Dr. Darrell Tan, for joining our CANFAR Legacy 2.0 event this month. Dr. Tan is an infectious diseases physician and clinician-scientist leading multiple efforts to end the HIV epidemic in Canada. Dr. Tan shares 5 actionable things Canadians can do at the grassroots level to […]