OTTAWA — The Canadian Public Health Association is sending information packages to all nine CFL clubs to teach players about HIV and AIDS in the wake of Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Trevis Smith's arrest.
Smith faces an aggravated sexual assault charge in Surrey, B.C., where police say he is HIV-positive.
Dr. Elinor Wilson, chief executive officer of the health association, says she is seeing a lot of misinformation about how a person can be infected by HIV.
Each team will receive packages that include basic facts about HIV, workplace policy guidelines, HIV and privacy of health information and background information on stigma and discrimination.
The association is also offering to conduct education sessions for any team interested.