AVI’s mission is to serve the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C. We take evidence-based action to prevent infection, provide support, and reduce stigma. To help us achieve this mission, AVI engages in research that will inform the development, content and delivery of prevention and support programming that addresses the needs of those infected with or at-risk of HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C.
Our involvement in research is often done in partnership with university-based or community-based researchers. AVI also makes efforts to engage in knowledge translation and mobilization, bring research back to the community by hosting presentations for staff, clients, other service providers and the community.
The purpose of Research@AVI is to:
- Provide support for AVI’s programs and services;
- Provide support for the organization’s strategic goals;
- Build strong community networks;
- Involve the people impacted by research in meaningful ways; and
- Enhance the capacity among AVI staff, volunteers, clients and partner organizations.
If you are interested in discussing a research proposal our Manager of Communications, Community Relations and Research in our Victoria office (communications(at)avi.org) to discuss your project.
To read articles and reports that have come from research conducted in partnership with AVI visit the local research page.
Community-Based HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Research Resources
- Canadian HIV Research Inventory: An online database of information about HIV/AIDS research conducted in Canada or by Canadian researchers.
- BC HIV/AIDS Community Based Research: This program is a provincial program funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) bringing together AIDS Service Organizations and academic researchers.
- HIV Community-Based Research Network: This website includes a library of HIV/AIDS-related community based research in Canada.
- Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODARR): A permanent, catalogued and publicly accessible online digital archive of research materials related to health and social welfare, with an emphasis on housing, gender, aboriginal issues, HIV and mental health in BC. This resource includes an AVI collection, which houses many historical documents from our organization.
- UNAIDS – HIV and AIDS related ethical principles: Ethical principles to guide international, national, community and individual responses to HIV/AIDS.
- Ownership, Control, Access and Possession: Sanctioned by the First Nations Information Governance Committee: OCAP principles for conducting research with First Nations people
- Greater Involvement of People With HIV/AIDS policy brief from UNAIDS: A brief outlining the GIPA principle – a principle that aims to realize the rights and responsibilities of people living with HIV, including their right to self-determination and participation in decision-making processes that affect their lives.