Category: Research

  The best CBR is done when community members work closely with researchers who have strong training in methodologies, and when academics work closely with community members who understand the needs/concerns of populations most affected by HIV as well as the challenges of delivering programs and services. Through this process, communities learn more about research… Read more »

Surveying the Community Response to Overdose

  As is sadly evident, the overdose crisis is still going strong. The Community Action Initiative (CAI) is looking for input from people working in community-based organizations that are responding to the overdose crisis. They have developed a short survey to gather information from community based organizations that are experiencing the impact of overdose.  … Read more »

You don’t often think of the words “data” and “party” in the same context, but at PAN we’re actively pursuing ways to make research exciting and relevant. To that end, we’ve now held two data parties for our community-based research study, Positive Living Positive Homes (PLPH). A “data party” is simply a gathering of people… Read more »

Thoughts from BC Addiction Research Day

The Hurlburt auditorium at St. Paul’s Hospital was packed for BC Addiction Research Day on May 31. Familiar themes were present throughout the day: fentanyl’s hold on BC and stigma’s challenge in providing care. Dr. Mark Lysyshyn began with a keynote followed by oral and poster presentations throughout the day.   Fentanyl Changes the Curve… Read more »

PHAC Survey: Global AIDS Monitoring Report

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is currently conducting a survey to solicit feedback from Canadian civil society organizations about the status of, and response to, HIV in Canada. Your input is valuable. It will inform the development of Canada’s 2017 Global AIDS Monitoring Report to the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and… Read more »

Gayle Restall, Associate Professor at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba has contacted PAN to ask for assistance in distributing a request for research participation in a survey about HIV and Workplace Disclosure. The study has been approved by the Health Research Ethics Board at… Read more »

Wednesday May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It’s a worldwide day to celebrate diverse genders and sexualities and note the tensions between living proudly and living with the stigma that many LGBTQ people face. Its aim is “to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and… Read more »

HIV and Aging… There Are Resources on That!

Based on feedback from our members, PAN has identified HIV and aging as a priority area of focus. Interest in accessing resources related to aging with HIV was put forth at the Fall 2016 PHA forum, where it was suggested that PAN’s website could include a resource section focused on this topic area. HIV and… Read more »

Substance Use News: April

BC’s Public Health Crisis at One Year: The Overdose Epidemic The provincial government has released a report following up on Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall’s announcement of a public health crisis on April 14, 2016. BC’s Opioid Overdose Response: One-Year Update (April 13, 2017)  summarizes efforts in seven key areas: Immediate response to an… Read more »

UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Seeks Submissions

Call for Submissions: Case Studies for the 40th PCB Thematic Segment on HIV Prevention 2020: A global partnership for delivery The UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation is seeking submissions from communities and civil society organizations that will contain any of the following: 1. A description of how national programmatic prevention targets were set and what the… Read more »

REACH and Universities Without Walls have launched a Call for Applicants to REACH/UWW Intervention Research Fellowships 2017-2018. We hope to have up to 6 amazing intervention researchers and projects embedded in policy, clinical or nonprofit environments from across Canada. 2017 Training Fellowships A new learning and funding opportunity for Masters and PhD degree students or… Read more »

At the PAN Fall Conference, we learned from Dr. Lianping (Mint) Ti about short-course direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs for hepatitis C (HCV). These well-tolerated drugs have demonstrated cure rates of 95% and have been available in British Columbia (BC) since 2014, but their dispensation has been limited to individuals with advanced liver disease due to… Read more »