Year 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 20012002,
20032004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Community Planning Initiative
AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term
Care 2004 to 2005


Hamilton (Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk public health units)

Kingston (Kingston-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington, Leeds-Grenville-Lanark, Hastings-Prince Edward public health units)

London (Middlesex-London, Elgin-St Thomas, Lambton, Oxford, Huron, Perth public health units)

North Bay (North Bay, Muskoka-Parry Sound, Timiskaming public health units)

Ottawa (Ottawa, Renfrew, Eastern public health units)

Peel (Peel, Halton, Simcoe, York public health units)

Peterborough (Peterborough, Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge, Durham public health units)

Sudbury (Sudbury, Algoma, Porcupine public health units)

Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay, Northwestern public health units)

Toronto (Toronto public health unit)

Waterloo (Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin, Grey-Bruce public health units)

Windsor (Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent public health units)
 

Presentations 1997

Remis RS, Trends in AIDS incidence in Canada: Is AIDS incidence really decreasing? 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Ottawa, Ontario, May 22-26, 1997 (Plenary address).

Adrien A, Leaune V, Remis RS, Boivin JF, Nöel G, Duperval R. Facteurs de risque relies a l'infection au VIH chez les montrealais d'origine Haitienne. 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Ottawa, Ontario, May 22-26, 1997 (Abstract 134).

Remis RS, Alary M, Vincelette J, Dufour A, Otis J, Masse B, Turmel B, LeClerc R, Lavoie R, Parent R, and the Omega Study Group. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in a Montreal cohort study. 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Ottawa, Ontario, May 22-26, 1997 (Abstract 210).

Remis RS, Leclerc P, Palmer RWH, Eason EL, Lebel F, Fauvel M. HIV prevalence and reported risk factors among women undergoing abortion in Montreal. 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Ottawa, Ontario, May 22-26, 1997 (Abstract 242P).

Calzavara L, Brabazon C, Major C, Myers T, Cassol S, Rachlis A, Read S, Logue K, Remis RS, M Millson. The Ontario HIV seroconverter study - Phase II: An interdisciplinary approach to AIDS research. 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Ottawa, Ontario, May 22-26, 1997 (Abstract 278).

Remis RS, Jamieson F, Haddad A, Chedore P, Vernich L. Increasing resistance of tuberculosis isolates, Ontario, 1987-96. 37th ICAAC conference, Toronto, Ontario, September 1997 (Abstract E-167).

Remis RS, Alary M, Vincelette J, Dufour A, Otis J, Masse B, Turmel B, LeClerc R, Lavoie R, Parent R, and the Omega Study Group. Risk factors for hepatitis B infection among men who have sex with men in a Montreal cohort study. International Congress for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Seville, Spain, October 19-22, 1997.

Remis RS. Trends in HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence in Ontario, 1980-96. HIV/AIDS: Practical approaches for Health Care, 8th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, December 4-5, 1997 [Plenary address].
 

Presentations 1998

Remis RS, King SM, Vernich L, Vermeulen M. Preventing HIV transmission from mothers to infants in Ontario 1994 to 1996: A missed opportunity. 7th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Quebec, Quebec, April 30-May 3, 1998 (Abstract 201).

Major C, Remis RS, Galli R, Wu K, Degazio T, Fearon M. Towards real-time HIV surveillance using HIV testing data. 7th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Quebec, Quebec, April 30-May 3, 1998 (Abstract 243P).

Galli R, Major C, Remis RS, Degazio T, Fearon M. The first year of viral load testing in Ontario. 7th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Quebec, Quebec, April 30-May 3, 1998 (Abstract 461P).

Remis RS, Dufour A, Alary M, Masse B, Otis J, Vincelette J, Masse B, Turmel B, LeClerc R, and the Omega Study Group. Oral sex among men who have affective and sexual relations with other men in Montreal. 7th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Quebec, Quebec, April 30-May 3, 1998 (Abstract 210).

Remis RS, King SM, Vernich L, Vermeulen M. Preventing HIV transmission from mothers to infants in Ontario 1994 to 1996: A missed opportunity. XIIth International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland, June 23-July 3, 1998 (Abstract 23288).

Archibald CP, Remis RS, Farley JD, Sutherland. Estimating HIV prevalence and incidence in Canda: Using direct and indirect methods with Monte-Carlo simulation. XIIth International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland, June 23-July 3, 1998 (Abstract 43475).

Remis RS, Dufour A, Alary M, Masse B, Otis J, Vincelette J, Masse B, Turmel B, LeClerc R, and the Omega Study Group. Patterns of oral sex among men who have affective and sexual relations with other men (MASM) in Montreal. XIIth International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland, June 23-July 3, 1998 (Abstract 23117).

Major C, Remis R, Degazio T, Galli R, Read S, Fearon M. Viiral load testing in Ontario. XIIth International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland, June 23-July 3, 1998 (Abstract 42157).

Remis RS, Millson M, Strathdee S, Routledge R, LeClerc P, Palmer RWH, Degani N. Estimating the number of injection drug users in Canada. Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, USA. September 9, 1998.

Remis RS. Monitoring the HIV epidemics in Ontario: Methodic approaches and some observations. Amsterdam Municipal Health Service, Amstrerdam, The Netherlands, November 2, 1998 (Special seminar).

Remis RS. Pregnancy, Children and HIV. HIV/AIDS: Practical approaches for Health Care, 9th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, December 3-4, 1998.
 

Presentations 1999

Remis RS, Major C, Degazio T. Trends in HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario, 1992-98. 8th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Victoria, British Columbia, May 1-4, 1999 (Abstract C303).

Remis RS, Major C. Estimating HIV diagnosis rates among men who have sex with men (MSM), Ontario, 1985-98. 8th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Victoria, British Columbia, May 1-4, 1999 (Abstract C316).

Remis RS, Turmel B, Alary M, Dufour A, Otis J, Masse B, Vincelette J, R. Le Clerc R., Lavoie R. Parent, the Omega Study Group. HIV test utilization by homosexual men in Montreal. 8th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Victoria, British Columbia, May 1-4, 1999 (Abstract C318).

Remis RS, Major C, Vernich L, Degazio T, Milne D, Read S, McMurchy D, Allen U, Samson L, Robinson G, Browne J, Cleghorn G, McClure C. Antiretroviral therapy among persons undergoing viral load testing in Ontario, 1996-1998. 8th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Victoria, British Columbia, May 1-4, 1999 (Abstract C336).

Remis RS. Epidemiology of injection drug use and HIV infection in Ontario, 1999. Conference on HIV and Substance Use Issues: A Shared Reality, Ottawa, October 7, 1999 (Plenary presentation).

Remis RS. HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries: Perspectives and research Needs. Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Day, Toronto, December 2, 1999.

Remis RS. Patterns of HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Ontario, 1981-98. African Community Health Services, October 30, 1999.

Remis RS. Patterns of HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Ontario, 1981-98. Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, World AIDS Day, Toronto, December 1, 1999.

Remis RS. Patterns of HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Ontario, 1981-98. BlackCAP, December 13, 1999.

Remis RS. Implications of HIV Epidemiologic Research. Research, Politics and Culture. Sexual Health Program, Toronto Health Department, Toronto, December 13, 1999.
 

Presentations 2000

Remis RS. Development and testing of HIV vaccines in Canada: An overview. 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 30, 2000 (Plenary presentation).

Remis RS. Public health perspectives on HIV vaccine trials. Satellite Symposium on HIV Vaccines, 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 30, 2000.

Remis RS, Major C, Fearon M, Whittingham E, Degazio T, Wallace E. Enhancing HIV diagnostic data for surveillance of HIV infection: Use of the detuned assay. 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 311).

Remis RS, Major C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Millson M, Calzavara L, Rea E, King S, Vermeulen M, Whittingham E. HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario, 1999: Preliminary results from the HIV seroprevalence study. 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 313).

Burchell A, Calzavara L, Major C, Remis RS, Corey P, Myers T, Wallace E, Millson M and the Polaris Study Team. Trends in incident HIV infection among repeat HIV testers in Ontario, 1992-1998. 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 310).

Calzavara L, Myers T, Trow R, McGee F, Wallace E, Crossman C, Tharao E, Remis RS, Major C, Haubrich D, Millson P, Corey P and the Polaris Study Team. The role of HIV test counselling in reducing HIV incidence: Are we doing enough? 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 328).

Hogg RS, Willoughby B, Montaner JSG, Vincelette J, Bourgault A-M, Logue K, Remis RS, Chung B, Popovic V. The baseline sexual behaviour and substance use of 291 Canadian men enrolled in phase III preventive HIV-1 vaccine trial. 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 416).

Vincelette J, Remis RS, Alary M, Hogg R, Willoughby B, Logue K, Walmsley S, Jermano J, Popovic V. Canadian participation in the first phase III trial of a preventive HIV vaccine (AIDSVAX). 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 502).

Weber AE, George C, Remis RS, Chan K, Hogg RS, Otis J, Martindale S, Vincelette J, Masse B, Miller ML, LeClerc R, Craib KJP, Lavoie R, Turmel B, Parent R, Schechter MT, Alary M. Risk factors associated with HIV positive serostatus among young gay and bisexual men in Canada. 9th Anninual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 316).

Archibald CP, Remis RS, Zou S, El Saadany S, Siushansian J, Tepper M, Jayaraman GC. Using numbers to guide policy: Estimation of the number of secondary HIV transmissions from individuals infected by blood or blood products in Canada. 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 330).

Vincelette J, Remis RS, Otis J, Alary M, Noel R, Turmel B, LeClerc R, Lavoie R, Parent R, Masse B et le groupe de recherche Oméga. Croyances des participants de la Cohorte Omega au sujet de l’essai vaccinal du AIDSVAX® B/B. 9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, April 27-30, 2000 (Abstract 332P).

Remis RS, Alary M, Otis J, Masse B, Turmel B, LeClerc R., Lavoie R. Vincelette J. HIV incidence and correlates among homosexual men in the Montreal Omega cohort study: The role of unprotected anal and oral sex. XIIIth International Conference on AIDS, Durban, South Africa, July 9-14, 2000 (Abstract MoPpC1100).

Remis RS, Major C, Fearon M, Whittingham E, Degazio T. Enhancing HIV diagnostic data for surveillance of HIV infection: Use of the detuned assay. XIIIth International Conference on AIDS, Durban, South Africa, July 9-14, 2000 (Abstract MoPeC2340).

Archibald CP, Remis RS, Zou S, El Saadany S, Sushanian J, Tepper M, Jayaraman GC. Using numbers to guide governement policy: Estimation of the number of HIV transmissions from individuals infected by blood or blood products in Canada. XIIIth International Conference on AIDS, Durban, South Africa, July 9-14, 2000 (Abstract MoPeC2476).

Weber A, Martindale S, Alary M, George C, Remis RS, Chan K, Hogg R, Otis J. Risk factors associated with HIV positive serostatus among gay and bisexual men in Canada. XIIIth International Conference on AIDS, Durban, South Africa, July 9-14, 2000 (Abstract TuPeC3387).

Remis RS. Modelling the HIV epidemic in Ontario using the iterative spreadsheet model. Invited seminar. U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, September 29, 2000.

Remis RS. Enhanced surveillance of Laboratory data: Update on detuned assay results Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada. Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 16-18, 2000.

Remis RS. Epidemiologic Update on the HIV epidemic in Ontario: The situation in the year 2000. Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Day, November 27, 2000 (Plenary presentation).


Presentations 2001

Remis RS. Methodologic aspects of HIV modeling. MacFarlane Burnet Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia, March 2, 2001

Remis RS, Zou S. Epidemiology of hepatitis C in Canada. First Canadian Hepatitis C Conference, Montreal, Quebec, May 2, 2001 (Invited address).

Remis RS, Hogg RS, Vincelette J, Logue K, Willoughby B, McLean N, Roy JL, Linnen K, Young J, Popovic V. Trends in high-risk sexual behaviour among homosexual men participating in the AIDSVAX b/b vaccine trial in Canada: Results to 12 months. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001(Abstract 315).

Remis RS, Major C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Millson M, Calzavara L, Rea E, King S, Wu K, Vermeulen M, Whittingham E. Uptake of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario: Results from the HIV seroprevalence study to September 2000. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 317).

Remis RS, Alary M, Otis J, Demers E, Vincelette J, Turmel B, Lavoie R, Leclerc R, Masse B, Parent R and the Omega Study Group. HIV infection in the Omega cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Montreal: Update to September 2000. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001(Abstract 326).

Remis RS, DuBois M, Geduld J, Archibald C. Estimating the number of persons in Canada dually infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (380P).

Remis RS, Major C, Swantee C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Whittingham E. Trends in HIV incidence in Ontario based on the detuned assay of HIV-positive tests: An update. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, May 31-June 3, 2001(Abstract 313).

Vydykhan TN, Remis RS, Alary M, Otis J, Masse B, Turmel B, LeClerc R, Lavoie R, Vincelette J, Parent R and the Omega Study Group. Sexual partner concurrency among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Montreal. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 334P).

Major C, Remis RS, Swantee C, Fearon M, Wu K, Bayoumi A, Rachlis A, Kort R, McGee F, Galli R, Harrigan RA, Read S, and the Ontario HIV Genotyping Working Group. Results from the Ontario pilot HIV genotyping program. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 288P).

Logue K, Vincelette J, Hogg RS, Remis RS, Willoughby B, Linnen K, Roy JL, McLean N, Li E, Jermano J, Popovic V. Canadian participation in the first phase III trial of a preventive HIV vaccine results to 12 months. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 316).

Calzavara L, Burchell A, Remis RS, Myers T, Millson M, Rachlis A, Read S, Ostrowski M, and the Polaris Study Team. Risk factors for recent HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM): Results from the polaris HIV seroconversion study. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 325).

O’Connell JM, Chan K, Piaseczna M.A, McLean N, Martindale S, Remis RS, Hogg RS, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, The Vanguard Project, The Vancouver Vaccine Trial, CANVAC. Unstable housing and belief of infection predict willingness to participate in a vaccine trial among young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 338P).

McLean N, O’Connell JM, Piascezna MA, Chan K, Martindale S, Remis RS, Hogg RS, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, The Vanguard Project, The Vancouver Vaccine Trial, CANVAC. Description of interest in the AIDSVAX vaccine trial among sexually active gay and bisexual men in Vancouver, British Columbia. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 339P).

Remis RS, Leclerc P, Palmer RWH, Eason E, Gillett P. Increased HIV prevalence among women undergoing abortion in Montreal: Evidence for increasing heterosexual transmission. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 360P).

Bayoumi AM, Gardner S, Kerry D, Remis RS. The research component of the HIV information infrastructure project. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 369P).

Tharao E, Khadiga A, Chan M, Charles-Fridal F, Dufour S, Erskine R, Koo H, Lirette R, McGee F, Mulvihill MA, Remis RS, Smith J, Teclom S, Torou D. A strategy to address HIV issues faced by people in Ontario from HIV endemic countries. 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 31-June 3, 2001 (Abstract 443P).

Remis RS, Major C, Swantee C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Whittingham E. Laboratory Enhancement Study: Using the detuned assay to determine HIV incidence in Ontario October 1999 - July 2000. Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, November 9-10, 2001

Remis RS, Major C, Swantee C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Whittingham E. Laboratory Enhancement Study: Using the detuned assay to determine HIV incidence in Ontario: Results and methodologic perspectives. Workshop on STARHS assay, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Albany, NY, USA, November 14-15, 2001

Remis RS. Epidemiology of HIV infection among persons from HIV endemic countries in Ontario. Presentation to the Community Forum, Ontario HIV Endemic Task Force, Toronto, Ontario, November 3, 2001.


Presentations 2002

Remis RS. Testing for HIV to prevent mother-infant transmission: Policy considerations. Presentation to mother-infant working group, Federal-Provincial-Territorial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Victoria, BC, February 6, 2002.

Tharao E, Remis RS. History of the HIV Endemic Task Force and its activities: Retracing the footsteps. Presentation to the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Victoria, BC, February 7, 2002. 

Remis RS. The epidemiology of injection drug use and bloodborne infections in Canada. Presentation to the Special Committee on the Non-Medical Use of Drugs, House of Commons, Canada. Toronto, Ontario, February 18, 2002. 

Remis RS, Swantee C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Whittingham E, Palmer RWH. Trends in HIV incidence in Ontario based on the STARHS assay: Update to November 2001. 11th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 25-28, 2002 (Abstract 210).

Remis RS, Alary M, Otis J, Demers E, Masse B, George C, Vincelette J, Turmel B, Lavoie R, Leclerc R, Parent R and the Omega Study Group. Trends in HIV incidence in the Omega cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Montreal, 1996-2001. 11th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 25-28, 2002 (Abstract 372P).

Remis RS, Palmer RWH, Raboud J Estimates of HIV incidence based on detuned assay results may be strongly biased.  14th International Conference on AIDS, Barcelona, Spain, July 7-12, 2002 (Abstract MoPeC3457).

Remis RS, Alary M, Otis J, Demers E, Masse B, George C, Vincelette J, Turmel B, Lavoie R, LeClerc R, Parent R. Trends in HIV incidence and sexual behaviour among a cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Montreal, 1996-2001.  14th International Conference on AIDS, Barcelona, Spain, July 7-12, 2002 (Abstract TuOrC1146).

Fearon M, Remis RS, Major C, Wallace E, Millson M, Calzavara L, Rea E, King S, Wu K, Vermeulen M, Whittingham E. Uptake of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario: Results of the HIV seroprevalence study to June 2001. 14th International Conference on AIDS, Barcelona, Spain, July 7-12, 2002 (Abstract WePeC6162).

Remis RS, Palmer RWH, Raboud J. Detuned assay may be strongly biased: Evidence from a simulation Study. 14th International Conference on AIDS, Barcelona, Spain, July 7-12, 2002 (Poster presentation)

Remis RS, Swantee C, Major C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Millson P, Calzavara L, Rea E, King S, Vermeulen M, Whittingham E, Palmer R. Uptake of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario: Results from the HIV seroprevalence study to June 2002. Ontario HIV Treatment Network, 4th Annual Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, November 28, 2002
 

Presentations 2003

Alary M, Remis RS, Otis J, Masse B, Turmel B, LeClerc R, Laboie R, Vincelette J. Persistent Increase in risky sexual behaviour but stable HIV incidence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Montreal. 12th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 10-13, 2003 (Abstract 202).

Njihia J, Remis RS, Swantee C, Fearon M, Major C, Wu K, Fisher M. Marked increase in first-time diagnoses in Ontario, 2002. 12th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 10-13, 2003 (Abstract 209).

Myers T, Allman D, Shea J, Maxwell J, Calzavara L, Remis RS, Major C, Travers R. Utilizing a provincial sociobehavioural HIV prevalence study to evaluate impact and response to a metropolitan community-based HIV prevention campaign for gay and bisexual men. 12th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 10-13, 2003 (Abstract 267).

Remis RS, Swantee C, Major C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Palmer RWH, Millson P, Calzavara L, Rea E, King S, Wu K, Vermeulen M, Whittingham E. Increasing HIV testing of pregnant women in Ontario: Results from the HIV Seroprevalence Study to September 2002. 12th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 10-13, 2003 (Abstract 322).

Forte T, Bayoumi AM, Remis RS, Swantee C, Andrews A, Goia C, Millson P, Rachlis A, Robinson G. Representativeness fo the HIV Ontario observational database (HOOD). 12th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 10-13, 2003 (Abstract 337)

Remis RS, Swantee C, Major C, Fearon M, Wallace E, Palmer RWH, Millson P, Calzavara L, Rea E, King S, Wu K, Vermeulen M, Whittingham E. Increasing HIV testing of pregnant women in Ontario: results from the HIV seroprevalence Study to June 2003. Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 3-4, 2003

Remis RS, Major C, Swantee C, Fearon M, Palmer RWH, Wallace E, Whittingham E. Trends in HIV incidence in Ontario based on the detuned assay: Update to December 2002. Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 3-4, 2003

Remis RS. The epidemiology of HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Ontario (update to 2002). Presentation to the HIV Endemic Task force, Toronto, Ontario, November 13, 2003 and People to People Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 30, 2003.
 

Presentations 2004

Remis RS. The HIV epidemic in Ontario: an epidemiologic update. Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS, Toronto January 12, 2004.

Remis RS, Fikre M. Epidemiologic trends in HIV infection among men who
have sex with men in Ontario: The situation in 2003
. Gay Men's
Prevention Summit, Toronto, March 17, 2004.

Remis RS, Swantee C, Major C, Palmer RWH, Wu K, Fisher M, King S, Millson P, Calzavara L, Whittingham E, Fikre M. Increased HIV testing among pregnant women: Resullts from the Ontario HIV seroprevalence study. 13th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, May 13-16, 2004. Can J Infect Dis 2004; 15 (Suppl A): 58A (Abstract 330P).

Remis RS, Swantee C, Fearon M, Fikre-Merid M, Palmer RWH, Fisher M, Whittingham E, Major C. Enhancing diagnostic data for HIV surveillance: Results from the detuned assay to December 2003. 13th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, May 13-16, 2004. Can J Infect Dis 2004; 15 (Suppl A): 61A (Abstract 342P).

Remis RS, Alary M, Otis J, Demers E, Masse B, George C, Vincelette J, Turmel B, Lavoie R, Leclerc R, Parent R, the Omega Study Group, Montreal Quebec. Trends in HIV incidence and sexual behaviour in a cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Montreal, 1996-2003. 13th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, Quebec, May 13-16, 2004. Can J Infect Dis 2004; 15 (Suppl A): 54A (Abstract 318).

Remis RS, Palmer RWH, Raboud JM. Bias in estimates of HIV incidence based on the detuned assay. Presentation at the STARHS satellite meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, July 11, 2004.

Remis RS, Swantee C, Fikre-Merid M, Palmer RWH, Fearon M , Fisher M, Whittingham E, Major C. Enhancing diagnostic data for HIV surveillance: The Laboratory Enhancement Study . 15th International Conference on AIDS, Bangkok, Thailand, July 11-16, 2004 (Poster presentation).

Remis RS, Swantee C, Fikre-Merid M, Palmer RWH, Fisher M, Wu K, King S, Millson P, Calzavara L, Whittingham E, Major C. Increasing HIV testing among pregnant women: Results from the Ontario HIV seroprevalence study . 15th International Conference on AIDS, Bangkok, Thailand, July 11-16, 2004 (Poster presentation).

Remis RS, Fikre-Merid M. HIV infection among men who have sex with men. Ethnoracial MSM Research Forum, AIDS Bureau, Toronto, Ontario, November 15, 2004.

Remis RS, Fikre-Merid M. HIV infection among persons in Ontario acquiring HIV infection through heterosexual contact. Heterosexual Transmission Working Group, AIDS Bureau, Toronto, Ontario, November 17, 2004.

Remis RS, Fikre-Merid M. Epidemiologic trends in HIV infection among men who have sex with men: There situation in 2004. Gay Men's Prevention Strategy, AIDS Bureau, Toronto, Ontario, November 18, 2004.

Remis RS, Fikre-Merid M. The HIV epidemic in Ontario: 2004 update. Ontario HIV Treatment Network, 5th Annual Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, November 25, 2004.

Remis RS, C Swantee, Fikre-Merid M. RWH Palmer, M Fisher, K Wu, S King, M E Millson, L Calzavara, E Whittingham, C Major, HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario: Results to 2004. Ontario HIV Treatment Network, 5th Annual Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, November 24-25, 2004.

Presentations 2005

Remis RS, Fikre Merid M. Epidemiologic overview of HIV/AIDS in Ontario and Toronto: 2004 update. Session entitled Current HIV/AIDS trends in Toronto, Toronto City Hall, Toronto, January 6, 2005

Remis RS, Njihia J, Swantee C, Fikre Merid M. Trends in HIV diagnoses, in Ontario, 2000­2004. 14th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 13, 2005

Remis RS, Fikre Merid M. Trends in anonymous HIV testing in Ontario, 1992-2004. Anonymous Testing Working Group, Toronto, August 8, 2005

Remis RS, Fikre Merid M. Epidemiologic characteristics of HIV infection and AIDS among women in Ontario, 1981-2004. Women and HIV Working Group, Toronto, August 25, 2005

Remis RS. The epidemiology of injection drug use and blood-borne infection in Ontario HIV-IDU Frontline Workers Conference, Toronto, February 24, 2005

Remis RS, Fikre-Merid M, Palmer RWH, Swantee C, Fearon M, Fisher M, Whittingham E, Major C. Enhancing diagnostic data for HIV surveillance: The Laboratory Enhancement Study. HIV/AIDS Surveillance Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2-3, 2005

Remis RS. Epidemiologic features of syphilis. 3rd Annual Sexuality Conference, STI Clinical Update, Guelph, Ontario, June 13, 2005

Remis RS. Methodologic issues relating to the use of STARHS to determine HIV incidence: The Ontario experience. National HIV Prevention Conference, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA, June 14, 2005

Remis RS. Epidemiology of HIV infection and AIDS in Ontario: Lessons for prevention, evaluation and research. CLEAR Retreat, Toronto, September 12, 2005

Presentations 2006

Remis RS, Fikre-Merid M. Estimates and projections of HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Ontario. ACCHO Research Summit, Toronto, April 28, 2006

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiologic characteristics of HIV infection and AIDS among women in Ontario, 1981-2005. Women and HIV Working Group, AIDS Bureau, Toronto, May 18, 2006

Remis RS, Swantee C, Major C, Palmer RWH, Wu K, Fisher M, King S, Whittingham E, Fikre-Merid M. Evaluation of HIV screening in pregnancy in Ontario: An update. 15th Annual Scientific Conference, Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research, Quebec, Quebec, May 26, 2006

Remis RS, Liu J. The HIV epidemic in Ontario: 2005 update. Provincial Community Planning Meeting, AIDS Bureau, Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2006

Remis RS, Liu J. Race/ethnicity among persons infected with HIV in Ontario. Provincial Community Planning Meeting, AIDS Bureau, Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2006

Remis RS. The epidemiology of HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Canada and the United States. Satellite workshop, 16th International Conference on AIDS, Toronto, Canada, August 12, 2006

Remis RS. Methodologic issues in the determination of HIV incidence from STARHS. Special satellite meeting in association with the 16th International Conference on AIDS, Toronto, August 12, 2006

Remis RS. Characterization of HIV-infected persons in Ontario who are not diagnosed. HIV Testing Working Group, AIDS Bureau, Toronto, October 16, 2006

Remis RS, Liu J. The HIV epidemic in Ontario: Update to 2006. Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA), Toronto, December 4, 2006

Remis RS. The evolving HIV epidemic in Ontario: Epidemiologic update and policy implications. HIV Rounds, Toronto General Hospital, December 11, 2006

Presentations 2007

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiologic trends in HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Ontario: The situation in 2006. Gay Men’s HIV Prevention Summit, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Toronto, February 1, 2007

Remis RS, Liu J. The evolving HIV epidemic in Ontario: Epidemiologic update to 2006. HIV Testing Conference, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, February 26-27, 2007

Remis RS, Swantee C, Liu J. Reclassifying HIV diagnoses among children in the Ontario HIV Laboratory database,2006. HIV/AIDS Surveillance Meeting, Surveillance and Risk Assessment Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, Quebec, Quebec, March 1-2, 2007

Remis RS. The epidemiology of hepatitis C in Ontario. Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program, Toronto, March 4-6, 2007

Remis RS. Surveillance for HIV Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges. HIV Prevention Forum, National Coordinating Centre on Infectious Disease/Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, April 12-13, 2007

Remis RS, Liu J, Swantee C, Fisher M, Palmer RW. Trends in HIV incidence among men who have sex with men in Ontario: Update from the Laboratory Enhancement Study (LES). 16th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, April 28, 2007

Remis RS. HIV prevention research in Canada: Where have we been and where are we going? Plenary address to special session, 16th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, April 29, 2007

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiologic trends in HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Ontario: The situation in 2007. Gay Men’s HIV Prevention Working Group, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Toronto, Ontario, September 18, 2007

Remis RS, Swantee C, Major C, Palmer RWH, Fisher M, Wu K, Liu J. HIV screening among pregnant women in Ontario: A success story. Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Conference, Toronto, November 19, 2007

Remis RS. Challenges to effective HIV surveillance in Ontario. Toronto Public Health, November 27, 2007

Remis RS, Liu J. Estimation and projection of HIV infection in the Toronto region. Casey House, Toronto, November 28, 2007

Presentations 2008

Remis RS. Liu J. The HIV epidemic in Ontario: Update to 2007 AIDS Bureau, OMHLTC, Toronto, February 6, 2008

Remis RS. Liu J. Epidemiologic trends in HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Ontario: The situation in 2007 Gay Men’s HIV Prevention Summit, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Toronto, Ontario, February 21, 2008

Remis RS. Conceptual issues in STI prevention programs: The intervention mix Program Science Meeting, National STI Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, March 9, 2008

Remis RS., Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection and HIV testing in Ontario HIV Testing as Prevention Conference, Toronto, May 14-15, 2008

Remis RS. HIV prevention in Canada: A conceptual and operational framework Knowledge Transfer Forum, National Coordinating Centre for Infectious Disease, Toronto, Ontario, March 18-20, 2008

Remis RS, Myers T, Husbands W, Liu J, Paquette D, Kropp R, Allman D, Archibald C and the Lambda Survey Group. Monitoring HIV infection among MSM in Ontario: First report from the Lambda survey Canadian Association of HIV/AIDS Research17th Annual Scientific Conference, Montreal, Quebec, April 24-27, 2008

Remis RS., Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection in Ontario: Update to 2007 HCV Task Force, Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS, Toronto, May 26, 2008

Remis RS. The epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in Ontario, 2007 HCV Task Force, Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS, Toronto, Ontario, May 26, 2008

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection in Ontario: Update to 2008. AIDS and Drug Prevention Community Investment Programs, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, November 25, 2008

Presentations 2009

Remis RS, Swantee C, Major C, Palmer RWH, Wu K, Fisher M and Liu J. High uptake of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario Canadian Association of HIV Research, 18th Annual Scientific Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 23-26, 2009

Rank C, Remis RS, Swantee C and Wu K. Patterns of HIV testing among Ontario physicians, 2006 Canadian Association of HIV Research, 18th Annual Scientific Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 23-26, 2009

Rank C, Remis RS, Swantee C and Wu K. Uptake of viral load testing following HIV diagnosis in Ontario, 1997 - 2005 Canadian Association of HIV Research, 18th Annual Scientific Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 23-26, 2009

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection and HIV testing patterns in Ontario, 2007 HIV Testing as Prevention Conference, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, May 13-14, 2009

Remis RS, Liu J. Ethnoracial characteristics of MSM in Ontario Ethno-racial MSM Research Think Tank, Toronto, June 18, 2009

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiologic characteristics of HIV infection and AIDS Kingston Public Health Unit 1981-2008. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, September 15, 2009

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection in Ontario: Update to 2009 Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS, Toronto, September 21, 2009

Remis RS. HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Canada: Modeled estimates and projections. ICAD/ACCHO Workshop, Ottawa, Ontario, September 28, 2009

Remis RS, Liu J. Trends in HIV and AIDS among Black MSM in Ontario. Mwabana Special Session, OHTN Research Conference, Toronto, November 16, 2009
 

Presentations 2010

Remis RS, Myers T, Husbands W, Liu J, Taleski S. Results from the Lambda survey: Focus on ethnicity and language. Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, January 22, 2010

Remis RS, Liu J, Loutfy M, Tharao W, Rebbapragada A, Chieza L, Saunders M, Green-Walker LA, Kaul R. Viral hepatitis B and C infection and hepatitis B vaccination among HIV-positive and HIV-negative African-Caribbean women in Toronto, Ontario. 19th Scientific Conference, Canadian Association for HIV Research, Saskatoon, May 14, 2010

Liu J, Remis RS, Myers T, Husbands W, Ogunnaike-Cooke S, Archibald C and the Lambda Survey Group. Ethno-racial variation in sexual behaviour and HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM): Results from the Lambda study. 19th Scientific Conference, Canadian Association for HIV Research, Saskatoon, May 14, 2010

Loutfy M, Remis RS, Tharao W, Rebbapragada A, Liu J, Saunders M, Green-Walker LA, Chieza L, Kaul R. Bacterial genital infections in HIV-positive and HIV-negative African-Caribbean women in Toronto, Ontario. 19th Scientific Conference, Canadian Association for HIV Research, Saskatoon, May 13-16, 2010, poster presentation

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection and HIV testing patterns, Ontario 2009. HIV Testing Conference 2010, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, June 10, 2010

 

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection among Aboriginal persons in Ontario 2010. Aboriginal HIV epidemiology workshop. AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Toronto, July 8, 2010

 

Remis RS, Swantee C, Major C, Palmer WHR, Wu K, Fisher M,  Liu J. Uptake of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario, 1999-2010.  Prenatal Forum, Toronto, August 20, 2010

 

Remis RS. Epidemiologic findings from the National Inmate Infectious Diseases and Risk Behaviours Survey.  Report: Correctional Services of Canada. PASAN Annual General Meeting Toronto, September 15, 2010

Remis RS. Liu J. Epidemiologic trends in HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Ontario: Update to 2009. ACCHO Board of Directors Meeting, October 5, 2010, Toronto, Ontario

Remis RS. Modeled estimates of  HIV-HCV and HIV-HBV coinfection, Canada 2008. 1st Canadian HIV/HBV/HCV Co-infection Research Summit, Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 2010

Remis RS, Liu J, Loutfy M, Tharao W, Rebbapragada R, Chieza L, Saunders M, Green-Walker L, Kaul R. Epidemiology of sexually transmitted co-infections in HIV-positive and HIV-negative African-Caribbean women in Toronto. The OHTN 13th Annual Research Conference, Toronto, November 15-16, 2010

Remis RS. Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection in Ontario: Update to 2009. Prevention Community Investment Program, Toronto Public Health, November 30, 2010

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection in Ontario: Update to 2009. Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS, Toronto,  December 6, 2010

Remis RS. Enhancing laboratory-based HIV surveillance in Ontario, 1999 to 2008. HIV Surveillance meeting, Public Health Agency of Canada. Ottawa, December 7, 2010

Presentations 2011

Remis RS,  Liu J. The HIV epidemic in Ontario: An update.  HIV Rounds, Toronto General Hospital, January 10, 2011

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection among Aboriginal persons in Ontario 2010. Ontario Aboriginal HIV Epidemiology Working Group, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, February 2, 2011

Remis RS, Liu J, Rank C, Sullivan A, Swantee C, Palmer RWH, Fisher M, Wu K. Enhancing the Ontario Laboratory Enhancement Program (LEP): Methods and results. The 20th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, April 14-17, 2011

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection and HIV testing patterns in Ontario, 2010. HIV Testing Conference, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, May 10-11, 2011

Sullivan A, Remis RS, Swantee C. Point-of-care testing in Ontario, 2007-2010 HIV Testing Conference, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, May 10-11, 2011

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection among the East/Southeast Asian population in Ontario.  SLAM (Sex, Love Asian Men community forum) Research Think Tank Meeting, Toronto, August 9, 2011

Liu J, Swantee C, Wu K, Sullivan A, Fisher M, Remis RS. Evolving trends in HIV diagnoses in Ontario: Update to 2010. OHTN Research Conference, Toronto, November 14-15, 2011

Sullivan A, Swantee C, Rank C, Liu J, Palmer RWH, Fisher M, Wu K, Remis RS. Race/ethnicity of newly diagnosed HIV cases in Ontario, 2009-2011 OHTN Research Conference, Toronto, November 14-15, 2011

Kesler MA, Kaul R, Liu J, Tharao W, Loutfy M, Green-Walker LA, Saunders M, Remis RS. Risky sexual behaviour among HIV-positive and HIV-negative African-Caribbean women in Toronto, Ontario OHTN Research Conference, Toronto, November 14-15, 2011

Remis RS. HIV, HCV and STI infection in Canada. Presentation to Regional Health Education Coordinators, Canadian AIDS/HIV Treatment Information Exchange, Toronto, November 16, 2011

Remis RS, Liu J. Sexual transmitted infections in Canada. Presentation to Regional Health Education Coordinators, Canadian AIDS/HIV Treatment Information Exchange, Toronto, November 16, 2011

Presentations 2012

Sullivan A, Harrigan PR, Swantee C, Wu K, Rank C, Halverson J, Archibald C, Remis RS. Increase in HIV drug resistance among treatment-naïve patients in Ontario, 2005-2011: Grounds for concern 21st Annual CAHR Conference, Montreal, Quebec, April 19-22, 2012

Kesler MA, Kaul R, Liu J, Tharao W, Loutfy M, Green-Walker LA, Saunders M, Remis RS. HIV risk among susceptible African-Caribbean women in Toronto, Ontario 21st Annual CAHR Conference, Montreal, Quebec, April 19-22, 2012

Remis RS, Liu J. Anonymous HIV testing in Ontario: Update to 2011 HIV Testing Conference, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, May 8, 2012

Sullivan A,  Remis RS, Swantee C. Uptake and performance of HIV point-of-care testing in Ontario, 2007-2011 HIV Testing Conference, AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, May 8, 2012

Sullivan A, P. Harrigan PR, Swantee C, Wu K, Rank C, Halverson J,Archibald C, Remis RS. Increase in HIV drug resistance among treatment-naive patients in Ontario, Canada, 2005-2011 19th International AIDS Conference, July 22-27, 2012, Washington, DC, USA.

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection among persons from HIV-endemic countries in Ontario ACCHO Research Think Tank, Toronto, December 6, 2012
 

Presentations 2013

Sullivan A, Sutcliffe P, Sandre R, P. Harrigan PR, Archibald C, Halverson J, Rank C, Brooks J, Burchell A, Wu K, Dowdall-Smith S, Latendre-Paquette J, Remis RS. Follow-up investigation of a cluster of treatment-naive HIV-infected patients with multi-drug resistance in Sudbury, Ontario. 22nd Annual Canadian HIV/AIDS Research Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 11-14, 2013

Remis RS, Sullivan A, Wu K, Soliven D, Maregmen J, Allen M, Mazzuli T. Trends in HIV viral load testing in Ontario, 1996 to 2011. 22nd Annual Canadian HIV/AIDS Research Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 11-14, 2013

Remis RS, Liu J. Epidemiology of HIV infection among women in Ontario: Update to 2011 Ontario Women’s Study Symposium, Toronto, April 29-30, 2013

Remis RS. Monitoring the HIV epidemic in Ontario: Methods and findings. Epidemiology Seminar Summer Series, McGill University, Montreal, June 10, 2013

Sullivan A, Swantee C, Remis RS.HIV point-of-care testing in Ontario: Update to 2012. 2013 HIV Testing Conference/KET Event, Toronto, June 13, 2013


 

 

 

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