Laurie Edmiston
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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

(2) Comments | Posted December 7, 2014 | 9:04 PM

The world got some inspiring news at last summer's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia: UNAIDS said we are positioned to see the end of the HIV epidemic by 2030. To achieve this goal, it proposed that by 2020, 90 per cent of people living with HIV globally should be...

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How Far is Canada From Being AIDS-Free?

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 12:36 PM

Where does Canada stand in realizing the dream of being AIDS-free?

Globally, there is good news. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012, 13 countries, many in the African continent, showed an annual growth in the number of people on anti-retroviral therapy outpacing the number...

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Could We Have an AIDS-Free Generation?

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 2:24 PM

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...

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