Who We Are

The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) is an innovative partnership of clinical investigators, physicians, nurses, people living with HIV, pharmaceutical manufacturers and others that facilitate clinical trials of the highest scientific and ethical standards for HIV and related conditions.

What We Do

Established in 1990 by the Canadian government as a cornerstone in its Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada, the CTN is an innovative partnership committed to developing treatments, vaccines and a cure for HIV and AIDS through the conduct of scientifically sound and ethical clinical trials.

Media Contact

For all media enquiries contact:
Michaela Davies
Director, Communications
Phone: 604 806 8306

Toll-Free: 1 800 661 4664
E-mail: media[at]hivnet.ubc.ca


The Early History of the CTN’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

Shari Margolese: HIV Research and Community Participation

HIV Vaccine Research in Canada: Interview with the Director of the Alliance Coordinating Office

The promise of an HIV vaccine: Dr. Chil-Yong Kang

2013 CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network HIV-HCV Co-infection Guidelines

Course: Pushing the Boundaries of HIV Care

Dr. Mark Wainberg: HIV research and the hope for a cure

The CTN and the struggle against HIV in Saskatchewan: with David Cox

Latest News

The enigma of HIV’s effects on aging

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The average age of people living with HIV in Canada is rising. CTN and BC-CfE researchers are working to understand the factors associated with aging in HIV. This story was originally published by BC-CfE.

Guest Blog: Dr. Haneesha Mohan

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Dr. Haneesha Mohan, CTN Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University Health Network, describes her work on understanding the metabolic diseases and birth defects potentially caused by ARV medications.

Let’s Talk About Stigma: HIV in 2020

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We talked to three community members to get their unique perspectives on the pervasive impact of HIV-related stigma and what we can do to combat it

Could Cannabis Help Prevent HIV-Related Illnesses?

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CTN Investigators Drs. Cecilia Costiniuk and Ali Jenabian publish a thorough editorial review of cannabis research in HIV and inflammation