Resources & Information

Local Resources

AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia

5516 Spring Garden Road, Suite 200, Halifax, NS B3J 1G6

Located in downtown Halifax on Spring Garden road, the AIDS Coalition of NS (ACNS) provides support for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their goal is to end stigma and discrimination and reduce new cases of HIV. The ACNS provides a wide variety of programs and services from knowledge sharing, prevention techniques, and workshops for individuals, community groups, and health professionals.

The AIDS Coalition has a section devoted to PrEP with many local resources and tools.

Halifax Sexual Health Centre

6009 Quinpool Road, Suite 201, Halifax, NS B3K 5J7

The Halifax Sexual Health Centre (HSHC) is located on the corner of Robie and Quinpool. It offers all members of the community non-judgmental and safe access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and education. The HSHC aims to improve and optimize the sexual health of community members and welcomes people of every race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, and income-level.

Sexual Health Nova Scotia

Sexual Health Nova Scotia (SHNS) represents the provincial network of community-based sexual health centres. Their member centres offer services and programs such as support and guidance around sexual health, free or low-cost safer sex supplies (condoms, damns, lube, etc.), referrals for navigating the healthcare system, educational programs in the community, and more.

Native Friendship Centre

2158 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3B4

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society is a non-profit, board-governed organization. Its mission is to provide structures, social-based programming for Urban Aboriginal People while serving as a focal point for the urban aboriginal community to gather for a variety of community functions and events.

For those eligible, the Non-Insured Health Benefits covers PrEP. See CATIE’s site for more information on this specifically.

North End Community Health Centre

2131 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 5Z7

The North End Community Health Centre aims to support health and well-being in the Nroth End through quality primary care, education, and advocacy in an environment in which people are treated with respect and dignity and there is equitable access to services and programs.

prideHealth

A program of the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre, prideHealth works to improve access to health services which are safe, coordinated, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirited, intersex, queer, ad questioning (members of the LGBTIQ+ community).

National Resources

CATIE

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange) aims to strengthen Canada’s response to HIV and hepatitis C by bridging research and practice. They connect healthcare and community-based service providers with the latest science and promote good practices for prevention and treatment programs.

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