There is no cure for HIV/AIDS
HIV is spread through contact with the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of a person with HIV.
You can not get HIV/AIDS from hugging someone who has the virus
Call us for more information on testing sites near you 1-800-565-4255
The only way to know if you have HIV is by having a blood test
HIV+ means you have the human immunodeficiency virus
Don’t trust appearances. Even if your sexual partner looks “OK” and “clean”, you could still be at risk
75 % of those infected with chlamydia don’t know they are, the only way to know for sure is to get tested!!
Many people don’t know that they are infected with HIV, Hep C or STBBI's - Get tested!
HIV is not a death sentence, please contact us for information on testing, treatment and support services near you
Hepatitis C is 100% preventable
Viral load of HIV in your blood means how many copies of the virus there is in your body
HIV medicines can reduce the risk of transmission of HIV.
The best preparation for tomorrow is to be your best today
HIV is 100% preventable
Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections are 100% preventable
Intravenous drug users who share needles are at a higher risk to get HIV than those who use a clean needle every time
Abstinence – not having sex
Belief is truth held in the mind, Faith is a fire in the heart
Don't share sex toys
Don't share needles or equipment for drug use - such as spoons, saucers, rigs, dollar bills, pipes etc. Doing so will increase your risk of contract and transmitting HIV and Hepatitis C
Change your thoughts and you change your world
There is a vaccine to protect you from contracting Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, call your Community Health Center for more information and to set up an appointment to receive the vaccination
STBBI's (Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections) are on the rise, condoms offer the best protection from STBBIs. For it to be effective, a condom must be used from start to finish of sexual intercourse.
You can get an anonymous HIV test, where your name is not mentioned and the results are only given to you.
 
Welcome to Healing Our Nations

The AIDS Task Force began in 1991 after two First Nation people from Nova Scotia attended an AIDS conference in BC. They were very concerned about the effect this disease may have on their home communities, so influenced others to educate First Nation communities across Nova Scotia about HIV and AIDS. Fifteen First Nation communities across the province quickly joined forces to begin their fight against AIDS forming the "Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq AIDS Task Force". All the Atlantic Provinces have since joined the cause. You may know us to be the Atlantic First Nations AIDS Task Force. However, since May 2000 our organization is now known as Healing Our Nations.

 

Our purpose is to educate First Nation people and the Indigenous population in Atlantic Canada about transmission, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections.  Our goal is to assist First Nation people rediscover their pride, traditions, and spirituality in an attempt to improve child development and reduce family violence, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.