SUPPORT & EDUCATION FOR HIV, HEPATITIS & STIs

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ACNS offers a wide variety of programs and services targeted to our diverse communities.
You’ll find everything from knowledge sharing and prevention techniques, to workshops, support and programs for individuals, community groups and health professionals…

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aboutHIVAbout HIV, HCV and Other STIs

Safer sex is much more than using a condom.
Learning about how HIV and other STIs are transmitted helps us to consider our options when deciding what we want to do, and how we might choose to do it…

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What happens varies a bit depending on whether you call, email or drop in to see us.
But one thing you can be sure of – we won’t ask your name, or require you to give personal details that you feel uncomfortable giving. If it’s your first time looking for…

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People with HIV are now living longer and with better quality of life than ever before.
If you are living with HIV, it's important for you to have the information necessary to keep you healthy…

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Transgender

Transgender Sexual Health
As of 2014 ACNS has begun to look at the HIV/STI (sexually transmitted infection) prevention needs of transgender individuals as an expansion of the work it has long done with gay and bisexual men. So, at this time, this work is organized under our Gay Men’s Health project (see Gay Men’s Health). To date this has been limited to the inclusion of male-identified transgender men in prevention work targeting gay, bisexual and other “men who have sex with men” (MSM).

In the near future, we plan to expand our work to extend to transgender people more generally. All of this work is in a broader context of overall individual and community sexual health; whether you are HIV negative, HIV positive, or don’t know your status.

Prevention: Sexual Health
The Gay Men’s Health project provides HIV/STI prevention programming to G/B/MSM (cisgender and transgender) men directly, as well as organizations and health-related professionals that serve them. This may take the form of outreach, informational counselling and support, or formal workshops and presentations. We also take part in national sexual health campaigns as a local partner, and we always have free condoms and lube available at our offices (and key community events).

Creating Supportive Environments
The Gay Men’s Health project participates in programming addressing larger social and community mental health.This happens through all the HIV/STI prevention work that we do, but includes being a partner in community project like the Int’l Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia, local Pride festivals, and similar projects.

For more information about anything to do with our transgender HIV/STI prevention work contact the Gay Men’s Health Coordinator at 902.425.4882, ext 222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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“Gay Men’s Health” and HIV/STI Prevention workshops ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Totally OUTright program ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Ass Class ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

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pdf Barebacking pamphlet (216 KB)

For health professionals who work with trans men

 

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“Gay Men’s Health” and HIV/STI Prevention workshops ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
GLBTQ Cultural Competency workshops ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Check Me Out – Trans ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

How your donation helps

Your donation supplies free information and support services for people living with HIV, their families and loved ones.

Your donation gives assistance to people living with HIV in navigating the health care system and other community supports.

Your donation supports the Health Promotion Programs offered and promoted by ACNS.

Your donation informs through Awareness campaigns, education and skills building programs for prevention and testing across Nova Scotia.

Your donation helps us act as an advocate for healthy public policy engagement that fosters supportive environments.

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