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Laurie Edmiston

Executive Director of CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.

Laurie Edmiston is the Executive Director of CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.

In the more than 25 years since Laurie began working in the HIV/AIDS sector, she has developed HIV prevention and support programs geared to diverse populations including street youth, sex trade workers, and people who use drugs. Before taking up her role at CATIE, Laurie served as the Executive Director of Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, the Interim Director of AIDS Support Services at the AIDS Committee of Toronto, and the Manager of YouthLink-Inner City.

She currently serves as a member of the Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS to the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. In 2003, Laurie was inducted into the Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll.
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Canada Needs a New Game Plan to Eradicate HIV

Canada has an extensive network of healthcare professionals, community-based organizations and AIDS service organizations contributing greatly to reducing the incidence of HIV. But a new report on HIV infections from the Public Health Agency of Canada illustrates the need to expand the reach and impact of HIV prevention and treatment efforts.
12/07/2014 09:04 EST

How Far is Canada From Being AIDS-Free?

Adhering to medications has the potential to bring about very positive results in the overall population. The thinking is that if you increase the number of HIV-positive people on treatment, you lower the total amount of virus circulating in a community and, ultimately, reduce the number of new HIV infections.
12/09/2013 12:36 EST

Could We Have an AIDS-Free Generation?

Recent advances in our understanding of HIV transmission, treatment, prevention and testing are changing the landscape of our response to HIV and generating a significant amount of optimism. The buzz at the International AIDS Conference this past July in Washington D.C. was that we may now be able to achieve an "AIDS-free generation."
11/28/2012 12:35 EST