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The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national coalition of 115 community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. We are dedicated to strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriching the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS.

We advocate on behalf of people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS, facilitate the development of programs, services and resources for our member groups, and provide a national framework for community-based participation in Canada's response to AIDS.

We seek to accomplish our mission by:

promoting education and awareness mobilizing communities advocating at the federal public policy level providing information and resources

Canadian AIDS Society / Société canadienne du sida 4th Floor/4ième étage - 309 rue Cooper Street, Ottawa (Canada) K2P 0G5 Tel./Tél.: (613) 230-3580 Fax/Téléc.: (613) 563-4998

-- Anonymous, April 19, 2002


-- Anonymous, April 19, 2002

The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) was established in 1986 to:

Conduct local, national, and international interdisciplinary research on methods to prevent HIV infection and its consequences. Stimulate collaboration among academic researchers, public health professionals, and community-based organizations. Train new scientists to conduct AIDS prevention research. Disseminate knowledge, skills, and effective research and prevention models. Contribute to policy development related to the HIV epidemic at local, state, national, and international levels. Analyze and resolve ethical issues related to HIV research, prevention, and care. Collaborate with scientists from developing countries to conduct AIDS prevention research. CAPS Programs Technology & Information Exchange Policy Ethics International Research Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies Collaborative HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities in the US TECHNOLOGY & INFORMATION EXCHANGE Olga Grinstead, PhD MPH, Director Ellen Goldstein, MA, Co-Director CAPS's Technology & Information Exchange Core (TIE Core) uses innovative vehicles to make HIV prevention science useful to service providers, policy makers, and the public. The TIE Core pioneers technologies for synthesizing, translating and rapidly disseminating prevention science to all those involved in the battle against HIV. The TIE Core also brings knowledge from the practice of HIV prevention to bear on CAPS research. TIE Core activities include: Technical Assistance to service providers, community planning groups, Health Departments and other scientists outside of CAPS via telephone and e-mail. Technical Assistance to CAPS investigators to assist in service and research collaborative efforts. HIV Prevention Fact Sheets on specific populations, policies and tools in HIV prevention. Science to Community 4-page reports on individual CAPS research and intervention projects. CAPS Home Page: Spanish Language Initiative to support technical assistance and dissemination and promote collaboration with the Spanish-speaking community. Strong ties to Latin America

-- Anonymous, April 19, 2002

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