The Public Health Agency of Canada wants your help to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected access to services for the care and prevention of HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). We also want to know how access to drug treatment and harm reduction services (such as addictions counselling and needle distribution programs) have been affected. This survey has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of Health Canada/ Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
What is this survey about?
This survey asks questions about changes in access to these services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also asks about mental health, racism, stigma and discrimination, substance use, domestic violence and your housing, social and economic situation because these issues have an impact on access to services.
Who can participate in this survey?
Some groups in Canada, including African, Caribbean and Black communities, are more affected by STBBI than other people in Canada. If you identify as a member of African, Caribbean and Black communities and are 18 years or older, you are eligible to participate in this survey.
It will take about 10-20 minutes to complete the survey.
Support the initiative to help the Public Health Agency of Canada better understand how COVID-19 has affected access to services for the care and prevention of HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). The information will inform policy and programs that aim to address the broader consequences of COVID-19 in Canada.
Learn more about your voluntary participation, privacy and handling of information you share, mental health supports available if needed, getting results of the survey, and how to get started by visiting survey page.
Survey open May 25- June 25, 2021.