HIV411.ca/HCV411.ca is a web portal listing service providers for people living with and at risk of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV) in Canada. HIV411.ca and HCV411.ca provide people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C with information about services that offer real help in Canada. You can search for services by location, type of service or specific need.
CATIE operates and maintains HIV411.ca/HCV411.ca, but the real intent is to have people who use the site provide direct feedback to ensure its usefulness and relevance. Therefore, we look to you to also help drive the content and functionality of the site. Please contact us and provide us with feedback.
Need help finding HIV/AIDS and HCV service providers quickly and easily?
Are you concerned about your risk of HIV or HCV? Are you HIV positive (poz) or you’ve found out you have hepatitis C and looking for service providers? HIV411.ca/HCV411.ca is designed to help you find what you need.
Are you a service provider? Get your organization listed on the site and maintain your own profile and service information.
Is your organization looking for referrals? Do you offer services for people living with or at risk of HIV or HCV? Get listed on HIV411.ca/HCV411.ca now.
HIV411.ca and HCV411.ca came from people living with HIV/AIDS and agencies serving positive people and those at risk of HIV. During a regional HIV planning process (Toronto HIV/AIDS Community Planning Initiative) from 2005 to 2007, people living with HIV/AIDS and service providers identified a lack of information as a barrier to connecting people with needed services. The development of an accessible, coordinated HIV/AIDS service information system was identified as one of the service priorities for what became the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network (THN).
From this mandate, the Information and Access Working Group [comprised of community member(s) and representatives from the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), Casey House, Hemophilia Ontario, LOFT Community Services, and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)] built upon earlier local initiatives and, working in partnership with the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), the provincial ASO411.ca was created. In 2009, CATIE joined the Working Group and, with additional assistance from Le Portail VIH/sida du Québec, ASO411 became available across Canada. In 2013, the Working Group supported the expansion of the site to include hepatitis C service providers, and HIV411.ca/HCV411.ca was launched in 2014.
In September 2014, CATIE committed to taking on the responsibility of national manager of HIV411.ca/HCV411.ca. Responsibility for hosting and administration of the website was transferred from the OHTN to CATIE in order to enhance national promotional efforts.
The Information and Access Working Group continues to participate in an advisory capacity for HIV411.ca/HCV411.ca.
This website was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and an unrestricted educational grant from ViiV Healthcare ULC.