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The Leading Together Championing Committee Announces Release of New Document

Document sheds further light on the necessity for a multi-sectoral framework for action on HIV and AIDS in Canada.

November 29, 2013 - Toronto, ON - The Leading Together Championing Committee (LTCC) is pleased to announce the release of the renewed Leading Together document. The document is Phase Two of the original Leading Together document released in 2005.

"Leading Together 2005-2010 Call to Action", was developed with the input of people living with HIV/AIDS, AIDS service organizations, clinicians and other health care professionals, researchers, national HIV/AIDS organizations and governments. The document promotes a strategic, coordinated approach and shared responsibility to tackle both HIV and the underlying determinants of health and health inequities that influence and fuel new infections with significant effects on people infected, affected and at risk.

"This renewed document has been in the works for quite a while now and we are pleased with the final product," says Terry Pigeon, co-chair of the LTCC. "This document can be used by all stakeholders in making a unified effort to fight HIV in Canada"

Leading Together continues from its legacy document "Leading Together 2005-2010: Canada Takes Action on HIV/AIDS". It serves as a pan-Canadian, multi-sectoral blueprint for action on HIV and AIDS which focuses on the underlying health and social issues that put people at risk of HIV and related health issues.

Leading Together initiative will pursue 4 major goals: prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through health promotion, behavioural and biomedical prevention and protection efforts; strengthen diagnosis, care, treatment and support services; build capacity to reduce health and social inequities; be an active player in global efforts to end the epidemic and find a cure.

After consultations with key stakeholders and governments across Canada, the renewal process was completed this fall. The LTCC wishes to acknowledge the support of many Canadian in the creation of this final document.

It is only through working together with civil society, science, medical practitioners, governments and business that we can get to zero new HIV infections in the near future," states Brian Huskins, executive director of the Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC). "For this reason, CTAC is pleased to support the LTCC in the release of this important guiding document."

The Leading Together Championing Committee encourages Canadians to continue to share your stories and to put this document to use in the planning and delivery of programs and services which will enable us to develop a more effective, coordinated response that will stop the virus and save lives.


To download the document, please visit: (English) (French)


For more information please contact:
Kimberly Bennett
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Treatment Action Council
+1 416-410-6538, ext. 234

The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) works to secure and ensure access to therapies, treatments and care for people living with HIV/AIDS, including those who are co-infected, by working with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. For more information on CTAC's mandate, mission and work please visit .

"Reproduced with permission - CTAC Canadian Treatment Action Council "


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