News & Updates

New CIHRRC E-Update Spring 2021 – Launched!
Posted on 2021-05-14

CIHRRC is pleased to launch our most recent Spring 2021 E-Update! A lot has happened over the past year and we are excited to share all the work CIHRRC members have been doing!

This Spring 2021 E-Update introduces the new CIHRRC members, and features the latest research, updates and knowledge translation events. Browse our Spring 2021 E-Update here: CIHRRC-E-Update_Spring-2021-FINAL-CIRCULATED-REVISED-May-13-2021.

Strengths and Challenges of Implementing Physiotherapy in an HIV Community-Based Care Setting – Published!
Posted on 2020-03-31

Congrats to Kyle Vader (PhD Candidate, Physiotherapist and CIHRRC Member) and the co-authorship team on their recent publication Strengths and Challenges of Implementing Physiotherapy in an HIV Community-Based Care Setting: A Qualitative Study of Perspectives of People Living with HIV and Healthcare Providers” in the Journal of International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 

This research describes the strengths and challenges of implementing a physiotherapy program at a interprofessional HIV day health program in Toronto, Canada. Click here to check out the open access publication:

CIHRRC Launches a New Website!
Posted on 2020-03-16

Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) Launches a New Website. Click here to access:

CIHRRC is an international research collaborative that includes people living with HIV, researchers, clinicians, representatives from community-based HIV service organizations, and policy stakeholders with an interest in HIV and rehabilitation research. The Collaborative was established in 2009 as a partnership among researchers, clinicians, community members and organizations in Canada and the United Kingdom (UK), originally referred to as the Canada-United Kingdom (UK) HIV and Rehabilitation Research collaborative (CUHRRC).

Since its inception, the Collaborative has expanded to include over 100 members from countries whereby individuals living with HIV experience similar types of issues related to disability and rehabilitation.
The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, is a founding partner and collaborator of CIHRRC and the CIHRRC International Forums on HIV and Rehabilitation Research.

Special thanks to Gay Men’s Health Collective for leading the website re-development!

Click here to access the new website

For more details on the evolution of CIHRRC as an international research collaborative, see the following: O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Ibáñez-Carrasco F, Chegwidden W, McDonnell E, Brown D, Harding R, Bergin C, Worthington C, Tattle S, Baxter L. Evolution of an international research collaborative in HIV and rehabilitation: community engaged process, lessons learned, and recommendations. Progress in community health partnerships: research, education, and action. 2018;12(4):395-408.
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Experiences of People Living with HIV in Community-Based Exercise: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study – Published!
Posted on 2020-03-01

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Manuscript Experiences of People Living with HIV in Community-Based Exercise: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study’ published in the Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care by CIHRRC Members Patty Solomon, Kelly O’Brien, Soo Chan Carusone, Aileen Davis and Rachel Aubry!

This manuscript is the first to come out of the CIHR Funded Community-Based Exercise (CBE) Study and highlights the strengths of a community exercise program such as ability to improve confidence and motivation through a personal fitness coach, as well as the concerns of implementing a CBE intervention including stigma and episodic health challenges with HIV.

See the open access manuscript here: