• 7-510: A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV

    A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV

    Report, 2012


    Ensuring proper nutrition is a critical component of living with HIV as it is with being pregnant. The two conditions combined mean that pregnant women living with HIV are especially vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies and these women must monitor their nutritional status accordingly. The review provides general recommendations to address these issues.

    Report, 2012


    Ensuring proper nutrition is a critical component of living with HIV as it is with being pregnant. The two conditions combined mean that pregnant women living with HIV are especially vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies and these women must monitor their nutritional status accordingly. The review provides general recommendations to address these issues.



    SKU: 7-510
  • 7-526: Recommendations from Prevention

    HIV Prevention in Saskatchewan Adolescents

    Report, 2015


    Saskatchewan adolescents have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, both of which are indicators of participation in high risk sexual behaviours. These indicators, along with the high rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Saskatchewan, suggest that many adolescents may be at risk of HIV infection. Unfortunately, many adolescents lack the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent HIV infection. This evidence summary highlights the importance of primary prevention of HIV for Saskatchewan adolescents, including common risk factors and recommendations for adolescent HIV prevention programs.

    Report, 2015


    Saskatchewan adolescents have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, both of which are indicators of participation in high risk sexual behaviours. These indicators, along with the high rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Saskatchewan, suggest that many adolescents may be at risk of HIV infection. Unfortunately, many adolescents lack the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent HIV infection. This evidence summary highlights the importance of primary prevention of HIV for Saskatchewan adolescents, including common risk factors and recommendations for adolescent HIV prevention programs.



    SKU: 7-526
  • Prevention of HIV Infection in Adolescents

    Prevention of HIV Infection in Adolescents

    Report, 2015


    Primary prevention of HIV infection in Saskatchewan youth is important, both for their own health and for the health of their future children. This review highlights the importance of HIV prevention for adolescents by summarizing information about common HIV risk behaviours in adolescence and examining ways to most effectively reduce the risk of infection.

    Report, 2015


    Primary prevention of HIV infection in Saskatchewan youth is important, both for their own health and for the health of their future children. This review highlights the importance of HIV prevention for adolescents by summarizing information about common HIV risk behaviours in adolescence and examining ways to most effectively reduce the risk of infection.



    SKU: 7-522
  • Promising Models of HIV Prevention Programming for Youth in Saskatchwan

    Promising Models of HIV Prevention Programming for Youth in Saskatchewan

    Report, 2015


    This report identifies youth-specific HIV prevention programming in Saskatchewan, while also highlighting programming in North America that may be able to be adapted for Saskatchewan.

    Report, 2015


    This report identifies youth-specific HIV prevention programming in Saskatchewan, while also highlighting programming in North America that may be able to be adapted for Saskatchewan.



    SKU: 7-523
  • Promising Models of Programming for Youth Living with HIV

    Promising Models of Programming for Youth Living with HIV

    Report, 2013


    The environmental scan identifies existing, effective programs and services in North America for youth living with HIV.

    Report, 2013


    The environmental scan identifies existing, effective programs and services in North America for youth living with HIV.



    SKU: 7-521
  • Provincial Services for Women Living with HIV Who Have Experienced Violence and Abuse

    Provincial Services for Women Living with HIV Who Have Experienced Violence and Abuse

    Report, 2012


    This document outlines agencies (provincial and national) that provide services for women who have experienced abuse, sexual abuse, and/or have HIV. Descriptions and contact information (phone numbers and websites) are provided.

    Report, 2012


    This document outlines agencies (provincial and national) that provide services for women who have experienced abuse, sexual abuse, and/or have HIV. Descriptions and contact information (phone numbers and websites) are provided.



    SKU: 7-512
  • Substance Use, Pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS: Treatment Programs for Pregnant Women

    Substance Use, Pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS: Treatment Programs for Pregnant Women

    Report, 2012


    This living document identifies existing substance use treatment programs and services available to pregnant women and pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in North America, with a particular focus on Saskatchewan. The information provided through the current environmental scan is useful both for pregnant women who use substances who are seeking services, and for healthcare professionals, who can use this information to assist women in accessing services that are appropriate to their needs. Ideally, this would be done as part of a multidisciplinary team, where the referring professional continues to be involved in the care of the woman. It is hoped that the information provided will increase awareness of the existing substance use treatment centres and programs for pregnant women, with the goal of potentially increasing referrals to and use of these programs.

    Report, 2012


    This living document identifies existing substance use treatment programs and services available to pregnant women and pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in North America, with a particular focus on Saskatchewan. The information provided through the current environmental scan is useful both for pregnant women who use substances who are seeking services, and for healthcare professionals, who can use this information to assist women in accessing services that are appropriate to their needs. Ideally, this would be done as part of a multidisciplinary team, where the referring professional continues to be involved in the care of the woman. It is hoped that the information provided will increase awareness of the existing substance use treatment centres and programs for pregnant women, with the goal of potentially increasing referrals to and use of these programs.



    SKU: 7-509
  • The Impact of Substance Use on Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

    The Impact of Substance Use on Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV

    Report, 2012


    This literature review aimed to assess the impact of substance use on mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Such a review was deemed necessary due to Saskatchewan’s unique HIV profile. Specifically, new cases of HIV in Saskatchewan are: (a) the highest in Canada; (b) most often associated with injection drug use (IDU); and (c) increasing rapidly in women of childbearing age (ages 15 to 39). The primary questions addressed in the report include: Why do substance use services need to be focused on to avoid MTCT of HIV? How does having a substance use issue influence high risk behaviours that can lead to HIV infection? How does having a substance use issue affect virus progression and impact the health of pregnant women living with HIV?

    Report, 2012


    This literature review aimed to assess the impact of substance use on mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Such a review was deemed necessary due to Saskatchewan’s unique HIV profile. Specifically, new cases of HIV in Saskatchewan are: (a) the highest in Canada; (b) most often associated with injection drug use (IDU); and (c) increasing rapidly in women of childbearing age (ages 15 to 39). The primary questions addressed in the report include: Why do substance use services need to be focused on to avoid MTCT of HIV? How does having a substance use issue influence high risk behaviours that can lead to HIV infection? How does having a substance use issue affect virus progression and impact the health of pregnant women living with HIV?



    SKU: 7-508
  • Vertical (Mother-to-child) Transmission of HIV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education

    Vertical (Mother-to-child) Transmission of HIV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education

    Report, 2011


    Saskatchewan continues to see high rates of new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in comparison to the rest of Canada. A large number of these new cases are being identified in women of childbearing age.

    Recognizing the importance of understanding HIV in the context of pregnancy, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute conducted a review of the literature in this area. The review includes findings and recommendations on vertical transmission, transmission prevention, barriers to prevention, and health promotion around these topics.

    Report, 2011


    Saskatchewan continues to see high rates of new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in comparison to the rest of Canada. A large number of these new cases are being identified in women of childbearing age.

    Recognizing the importance of understanding HIV in the context of pregnancy, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute conducted a review of the literature in this area. The review includes findings and recommendations on vertical transmission, transmission prevention, barriers to prevention, and health promotion around these topics.



    SKU: 7-501