Research Spotlight: How does HIV affect pregnancy?

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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 […]


SOLO STUDY GTA-based HIV self-testing research study launches to reach African, Caribbean and Black communities facing barriers to HIV testing and care, including those created by COVID-19 The study will provide culturally appropriate HIV engagement and councelling to 2,500 ACB people in Toronto through access to HIV self-testing kits and connections to care. TORONTO, Oct. 25, […]

CANFAR’s First Annual Yorkville Block Party

On September 22nd, 2021, CANFAR held its first annual Yorkville Block Party within one of Bloor-Yorkville’s most prestigious locations, 99 Yorkville Avenue. CANFAR safely welcomed close to 100 guests for a champagne welcome reception at the Christian Louboutin boutique and Taglialatella Gallery followed by a luncheon at Sofia restaurant. This first annual event was co-chaired by Sylvia Mantella, Christine Rezvanian, Isabella Baboury […]

Congratulations to this year’s CANFAR/CTN Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Cara Spence

The CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program was launched to collaborate with and nurture the next generation of top HIV and STBBI investigators. It provides an opportunity for early-career researchers to advance their experience and write a trial protocol, research program, and develop and run their own trial. Research Project Under the Covers: The Truth and […]

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 […]

HIV self-testing kits are now approved in Canada!

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The CANFAR2025 campaign launches to support initiatives that will lead to end of the HIV epidemic in Canada in next 5 years TORONTO, November 3, 2020 – A major breakthrough in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Canada, it is now possible to purchase and self-administer a test for HIV in one’s home […]

CANFAR is proud to announce the Innovation Research Grant recipients’ for Cycle 30


CANFAR awards HIV Innovation Research Grants in four broad areas: basic sciences, clinical, epidemiological, and psycho-social. In this year’s Innovation Research Grant competition, the grants awarded are $40,000. The research includes all aspects of HIV prevention, treatment and care, and cure. The goal of the $40,000 awards is to stimulate and fund HIV/AIDS related research: […]