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Building Blocks: A CATIE webinar series

Online
October-December 2013

CATIE’s Building Blocks webinar series introduces and explains some of the basic terms and concepts about HIV and Hepatitis C for people living with one or both of these viruses and the service providers who work with them. The series will focus on how these viruses affect the body, how they are diagnosed, and how treatment works. Each webinar is a summary of the key information and content presented in CATIE’s more in-depth educational workshops provided across the country.

Webinar 1: The Basics of HIV
October 8th, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Melissa Egan, Regional Health Education Coordinator, CATIE
Registration link: http://www.catie.ca/en/webinar-series-building-blocks#basicshiv

Information that helps people living with HIV, and service providers who work with them, understand the basic terms and concepts of the virus: how it affects the body (transmission, HIV and the immune system); what happens when HIV goes untreated; and what is a CD4 count and viral load.

Webinar 2: HIV Testing in Canada: Technologies and Approaches
November 14th, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Tsitsi Watt, Manager, Program Delivery, CATIE
Registration link: http://www.catie.ca/en/webinar-series-building-blocks#testing

This webinar focuses on different HIV diagnostic testing technologies and testing options that are available in different regions across Canada. It also highlights some crucial emerging topics  related to HIV diagnostic testing.

Webinar 3: The Basics of Hepatitis C
December 2nd, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m.EST
Presented by Barb Panter, Regional Health Education Coordinator, CATIE
Registration link: http://www.catie.ca/en/webinar-series-building-blocks#basicshcv

Information that helps people understand the basic terms and concepts of hepatitis C: how it is transmitted; how the disease progresses after transmission; testing and treatment.

Vistt http://www.catie.ca/en/webinar-series-building-blocks for information on webinars to be held in 2014.