HIV/AIDS and STBBI Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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Over the past five years, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, as part of the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada, has fulfilled strategic directions set in its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan by investing in Canadian-led research with the most significant impact on alleviating the burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Canada and globally.

As of 2018, as described in the Pan-Canadian Sexually Transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) Framework and the Government of Canada five-year action plan on STBBI, the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada has expanded its scope to move toward an integrated approach to HIV and STBBI across the full continuum of prevention, testing, initiation of care and treatment and ongoing care and support. The Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada will invest in research to address HIV and other STBBI, including but not limited to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and human papilloma virus.

The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative is developing a new five-year (2020-2025) Strategic Plan that will inform HIV/AIDS and STBBI research priorities for Canada and will align with the new CIHR Strategic Plan 2020-2025. We believe strongly in the importance of engaging Canada’s HIV and STBBI research community and those with living/lived experience and appreciate their invaluable expertise. Throughout the strategic planning process, Canada’s HIV and STBBI research community will have several opportunities to provide input on research priorities for the next five years and where to direct Canada’s research efforts to accelerate prevention, diagnosis and treatment to reduce the health impacts of HIV and STBBI in Canada and globally by 2030.

The online survey for the CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI Strategic Plan (2020-2025) is now live. We encourage you to participate and provide your input on CIHR’s HIV and STBBI research priorities. The survey will take approximately 15-45 minutes to complete, depending on the level of detail you provide in your responses. The survey will remain open until November 27, 2019.

Overview of Strategic Planning Process: Key Dates

May 2019

Information and stakeholder engagement sessions at the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) conference (Saskatoon, SK).

July 2019

Information and stakeholder engagement sessions at the HIV and STI World Congress conference (Vancouver, BC).

October to December 2019

Online survey of HIV and STBBI research priorities, open to all stakeholders and public.

Focused discussions with stakeholder groups of HIV and STBBI research priorities.

January to March 2020

Analysis of results from online survey and focused discussions.

Results of stakeholder engagement and draft Strategic Plan reviewed by the CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI Research Advisory Committee (CHASRAC).

April to August 2020

Final review and approval.

Fall 2020

Launch of CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI Strategic Plan.

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