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CIHRRC

CIHRRCThe Canadian-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) is an international research collaborative addressing research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation for people living with HIV in Canada, the UK and elsewhere. The areas of research are:

  • Episodic health and disability
  • Ageing with HIV across the lifespan
  • Concurrent health conditions
  • Access to rehabilitation and models of rehabilitation service provision
  • Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions
  • Enhancing outcome measurement in HIV and rehabilitation research

The Collaborative is comprised of 40+ researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV, and representatives from community organisations in Canada and around the world.

What is episodic disability and rehabilitation?

As people live longer with HIV they may experience the health-related challenges of HIV, concurrent health conditions, and ageing. These health-related challenges may be termed ‘disability’, and may sometimes fluctuate resulting in ‘good days’ and ‘bad days’ living with HIV. The term ‘episodic disability’ is used to describe physical, cognitive, mental and emotional symptoms and impairments, difficulties carrying out day-to-day activities, challenges to social inclusion, and uncertainty or worrying about the future. It may sometimes fluctuate on a daily basis or over the longer term living with HIV. ‘Rehabilitation’ is defined as “any services or activities that address or prevent impairments, activity limitations, and social participation restrictions for people living with HIV.”

Finding out more

If you are living with HIV and/ or getting older you may find CIHRRC’s research both interesting and of value. In addition to the written research, its website includes over 60 presentations filmed by Three Flying PIglets, part of the Gay Men's Health Collective

Canadian-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative
Uncertainty, ageing and HIV | Patty Solomon, McMaster University | 13 June 2013 | 10m50s

4rd International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research (16 June 2018)
Toronto, Canada
Day 1

3rd International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research (12 May 2016)
Winnipeg, Canada
Day 1

2nd International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research (11 October 2014)
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Day 1

1st International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research (1 3 June 2013)
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
Day 1 / Day 2

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