Our History

In July 1989, the Government of Canada requested proposals for an AIDS clinical trials infrastructure. A Vancouver-based coalition of researchers responded, proposing a model of a decentralized network, built on a foundation of five regions and numerous satellite centres.

They envisioned a head office to handle the administration and house a data management centre of the highest technical capacity. The coalition developed standing committees to oversee this infrastructure and the trials it generates.

The team was confident that with Canada’s geographically diverse clinics and hospitals effectively linked, the country would be seen as an ideal place to conduct pivotal trials in HIV/AIDS.

In July 1990, the Canadian government formally announced its support for the CTN model. And, on January 23, 1991, the Network’s National Centre officially opened its doors and announced the launch of the first CTN trials.

The CTN Timeline

Latest News

CTN at AIDS 2018

| Uncategorized | No Comments

The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) is the premier gathering for individuals working in the field of HIV, policy makers,…

CTNPT 031 — The HAVARTI trial

| Uncategorized | No Comments

“Our study will test whether a licensed and commonly used medication could lead to a functional cure for HIV infection,”…

CTN at CAHR 2018

| Uncategorized | No Comments

Along with supporting CAHR as a Bronze Sponsor, the CTN is proud to host several important events throughout the week.

CTNPT 029: Group Therapy for People Living with HAND

| Uncategorized | No Comments

Approximately half of the aging HIV-positive population will be affected by HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND). People with HAND can experience…