The Saskatchewan Infectious Disease Care Network, or SIDCN (pronounced ‘citizen’) is a non-profit organization led by Saskatchewan infectious diseases physicians and other care providers that aim to care for HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) across the province
SIDCN is not a research organization but partners with the Wellness Wheel (WW) for evidence-based service delivery and patient advocacy.
- SIDCN aims to provide direct clinical services in the treatment of HIV and HCV, as well as general internal medicine and women’s maternal health support to patients in Saskatoon and Prince Albert’s core neighbourhoods, as well as to First Nation and rural reserve communities across Saskatchewan.
- SIDCN strives to fight stigma by disseminating knowledge about HIV and HCV through awareness campaigns, testing fairs, educational events for communities and health practitioners, as well peer engagement.
- SIDCN aims to educate and support health care practitioners to develop greater expertise in the management of HIV and HCV in order to help people living with either infection achieve better clinical outcomes and improvements in quality of life.
- SIDCN aims to implement and evaluate creative strategies to meet the complex needs of our patients especially those in Saskatoon and Prince Albert’s core neighbourhoods and in rural communities.
- SIDCN constantly aspire to be visible in the community as a resource for information and education regarding HIV and HCV, for those who are positive, for those who may be at risk, and for people who may be working with people facing many risk factors and the community as a whole.
SIDCN provides patient and clinical support to the core neighbourhood of Saskatoon, First Nation Communities, and rural communities in the Saskatchewan.
SIDCN also provides educational opportunities for health care providers throughout the province.