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 Co-Chairs for Bloor Street Entertains 2023

headshots for Candice Sinclair, Janice Fricker, Michael Liebrock and Sylvia Mantella

And the Co-Chairs for the 27th Bloor Street Entertains are… It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the co-chairs for the 2023 edition of CANFAR’s annual signature fundraiser, Bloor Street Entertains. A long-standing tradition that plays an important role in the city and beyond, Bloor Street Entertains’ 2023 edition will serve to highlight CANFAR’s […]

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 […]

Tribute to Christopher Bunting, CANFAR’s Deputy Chair

Christopher Bunting

Tribute to Christopher Bunting, CANFAR Deputy Chair It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research announces that Christopher Bunting, CANFAR Deputy Chair, has passed away on the evening on January 9th, 2023, following a three-year battle with cancer. A relentless advocate for AIDS research and LGBTQ2S+ […]

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 […]