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 […]

Victory for PrEP in Ontario

Victory for PrEP in Ontario

PrEP, a daily pill to prevent contracting HIV, has provided breakthroughs in HIV prevention strategies in North America. The prescription drug, known as Truvada, now has a generic equivalent that has been approved in Ontario. This is a great step forward. Community activists have spent the last three years advocating for increased access to PrEP, […]

Approval of Truvada, Once-Daily HIV Prevention Pill

Picture of Truvada pills.

Earlier this week, Health Canada approved a once-daily HIV prevention pill. The pill, called Truvada, has been approved in the USA for more than a year and has shown to be extremely effective in preventing HIV in many at-risk populations. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, or PreP is a prevention method that involves taking anti-retroviral therapy (ART) regularly […]