The AIDS Coalition works to gather research on a number of topics. Below are a list of resources provided wholly or in part by the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton.
- Motives for Meaningful Involvement in Rural AIDS Service Organizations – The research described herein was a three-year exploratory descriptive study to examine how meaningful involvement (MIPA) is conceptualized and experienced in rural regions of the Maritime provinces of Canada. Read research >
- Social Relationships and Injection Drug Users in Communities across Atlantic Canada (ICAC) – This research explores the social relationships of people who use injection drugs (IDUs) in rural and urban Atlantic Canada. Read research >
- What Are the Challenges and Opportunities to Reducing the Harms for People Who Use Drugs? – We interviewed over 100 injection drug users from across Atlantic Canada, in rural and urban areas. A key finding was that mainstream services (such as emergency rooms and emergency shelters) often do not meet the needs of injection drug users in terms of harm reduction supports (eg. do not provide clean needles). Read Research >
- Learning About HIV/AIDS in the Meshwork: The Nature and Value of Indigenous Learning Processes in Community-Based HIV/AIDS Organizations – The objective of this two-year CIHR funded, community-based research project was to understand both the learning processes of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations and the different ways knowledge flows between these organizations and larger, more formal social institutions. Read Research >