- HIV/AIDS Drug Treatment Program (DTP)
Based at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver, the DTP is funded by the provincial government to distribute anti-retrovirals to all people living with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia. Nearly 5,500 people living with HIV are currently accessing treatment and over 9,700 have people have enrolled since the program’s inception in 1992.
The most recent addition to the CANOC Collaborative Research Centre, the Regina based cohort involves individuals living with HIV who are attending the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Infectious Diseases Clinic. As the first of its kind within this province, this cohort will provide invaluable insight into characterizing the nature of Saskatchewan’s HIV epidemic and will enable researchers to help inform a framework for future expansion and improvement of HIV care in this region.
Launched in 1994, the OCS is an open dynamic cohort of over 6,100 individuals receiving HIV care at one of ten hospital-based specialty HIV clinics, hospital-based family practice units, and community-based primary care physician practices throughout Ontario. Collectively, these sites represent over 75% of people living with HIV who are undergoing routine viral load testing in Ontario.
- Maple Leaf Medical Clinic (MLMC)
Located in downtown Toronto, Maple Leaf Medical Clinic is the largest clinic in Canada to house both HIV primary care and community-specific primary care. Since 2001, MLMC’s national, non-profit organization – known as Maple Leaf Research (MLR), has been a leader in cutting edge research to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV.
- University Health Network (UHN)
The University Health Network is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is Canada’s leading research academic hospital. The Immunodeficiency Clinic at the UHN is a specialist-based clinic that is situated in a catchment area that includes a large population of immigrants and refugees from HIV-endemic countries. The Immunodeficiency Clinic cohort has 1,000 active patients.
The Immunodeficiency Clinic is a regional centre specializing in HIV care and research. As an outpatient clinic, this site houses a multidisciplinary team that seeks to provide specialized and comprehensive care to people living with HIV, while also serving as a central distributor of anti-retroviral medications.
L’Actuel is a Montreal-based clinic that specializes in providing care for people living with HIV. The clinic’s mission is to provide high-quality healthcare in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. L’Actuel provides care to the largest population of French-speaking HIV-positive men and women in North America.
The MCI is a division of McGill University’s Health Centre that runs an Immunodeficiency Clinic to support individuals living with HIV. With a multi-disciplinary team of care providers, the clinic provides specialized and comprehensive care to people living with HIV in Montreal. Thirty-four percent of individuals in this cohort come from HIV-endemic regions, predominantly Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa.
Provincial HIV Program, Newfoundland