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Rates of syphilis have significantly increased in Saskatchewan in the past few years, with several areas of the province issuing syphilis alerts and outbreak notices. Women of reproductive age are of particular concern because of the risk for congenital syphilis (syphilis passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or delivery). This poster highlights that syphilis can harm pregnancies and unborn babies, but it is curable. Therefore, it is important for pregnant women to be tested and treated if infected.SKU: 7-023
HIV and Pregnancy – (Woodland Cree Translation)
This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Woodland Cree by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.SKU: 7-100
HIV…it’s Different Now. Say Yes to the Test
This poster highlights the importance of HIV testing as a routine part of prenatal care. With appropriate HIV treatment and care, women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.SKU: 7-021
HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use
This poster explains that for women living with HIV, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to quit or reduce their tobacco use.SKU: 7-517
HIV/AIDS and Child Abuse
This poster talks about the connection between how experiencing child abuse increases the behaviours associated with HIV.SKU: 7-010
Screening for HIV as Part of Prenatal Care Prior to Week 36
This algorithm provides Saskatchewan-specific guidelines for HIV screening in pregnant women prior to 36 weeks gestation.SKU: 7-009
HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy
This poster states that HIV positive women can have healthy babies and highlights the importance of prenatal care.SKU: 7-004
Are You Positive You’re Negative?
This poster emphasizes the importance of testing for HIV during pregnancy.SKU: 7-011
Are You Positive You’re Negative? HIV and Hepatitis C
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health (2010) reports that 70% of those diagnosed with HIV are co-infected with hepatitis C. This co-infection is of particular concern as HIV can hasten the progression of hepatitis C disease, and co-infection can complicate or reduce the treatment options for both diseases.
Like HIV, hepatitis C can be transmitted from mother to child. Testing is the only way for a woman to know whether she is living with HIV or hepatitis C.
This poster was created to promote further awareness of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in Saskatchewan and to highlight the importance of testing for pregnant women.SKU: 7-014
HIV and Pregnancy – (Plains Cree Translation)
This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Plains Cree by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.SKU: 7-101
HIV and Pregnancy – (Dene Translation)
This poster states that women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This poster was translated to Dene by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.SKU: 7-102
Are You Positive You’re Negative? Protect Yourself and Others. Get Tested.
Rates of adolescent pregnancy and STIs in Saskatchewan are among the highest in Canada. The number of individuals testing positive for HIV in Saskatchewan is almost twice the Canadian average. These high rates are of concern because adolescent pregnancy is associated with poorer outcomes for the mom and the baby. Likewise, if STIs and HIV are not treated, they can cause serious health issues for males, females, and unborn babies. Adolescent pregnancy, STIs, and HIV can be prevented with proper contraception use, testing, and treatment.
This poster was created to promote further awareness of the need for STI and HIV testing in Saskatchewan and to highlight the importance of contraceptive use.SKU: 7-016
HIV…it’s Different Now.
Saskatchewan continues to have high rates of HIV infection. Due to the availability of antiretroviral medication, HIV is no longer classified as a death sentence, but is instead seen as a manageable chronic disease. Women who are living with HIV are faced with many challenges when they discover they are pregnant, are pregnant and discover they are living with HIV, or are considering having a baby while living with HIV.
This poster shares the message that with appropriate treatment and prenatal care, women living with HIV can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.SKU: 7-019