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  • Substance Use News September 2017

    Hope for Healing: Treatment Close to Home Residents of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, had to travel hundreds of miles from home to enter treatment programs for substance use problems, and being so far from home posed challenges for people. There are no plans to develop a permanent program in the near future, so what’s the answer?… Read more »

  • Hepatitis C News

      Treatment Successes It’s getting better: AIDS Map’s Roger Pebody wrote about findings from here in BC that show that  among the populations of people with HCV, an analysis found that older people, those co-infected with HIV, those who have cirrhosis and those who use drugs are more likely to receive direct-acting antiviral HCV treatment… Read more »

  • Gay Men’s Health Summit Registration Open

    Join the Community Based Research Centre for our most ambitious Gay Men’s Health Summit yet.  This year’s Summit will focus on optimizing HIV combination prevention strategies for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). This unique conference experience will give members of the community, government representatives, academics, and health care providers a… Read more »

  • HIV Treatment Updates

    For those who are keen to learn the latest on HIV and HIV treatment, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE’s) Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update will be presented in Vancouver on Monday, November 6. This is a day-long event that features information on research into the course of HIV infection and related health issues, such… Read more »

  • People who use injection drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in reducing HCV-related morbidity and mortality through early diagnosis and treatment. A new course will strengthen the capacity of clinical staff to test for, treat and manage HCV in their setting. Through online learning and a… Read more »

  • Position: Knowledge Translator: Positive Living, Positive Homes study (two positions available) Status: Temporary, Part-time: 2-4 hours per week, depending on the demands of the project. Compensation for training will also be provided. Time Period: 24 weeks (Oct 2017 – March 2018), with possibility of a short extension dependent on performance and project resources. Location: To… Read more »

  • Advocacy and Public Health Headlines

    Opioid Stats Needed for Indigenous Communities Missing from information and discussion on the national opioid crisis is specific data on how the crisis is affecting people of Indigenous heritage. Earlier this summer, BC’s First Nations Health Authority produced Overdose Data and First Nations in BC: Preliminary Findings, but this is hardly the case across the… Read more »

  •     Position: Knowledge Translator, BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project Status: Temporary, Part-time – 2-4 hours per week Time Period: 23 weeks (October 23, 2017 – March 31, 2018) Location: To be negotiated – Most of this job can be accomplished from candidate’s home provided the candidate has a computer, access to… Read more »

  • For those who may wish to apply for funding, there will be two Status of Women Canada Call for Proposals in person funding information sessions: Vancouver: October 3rd from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Registration is limited to 25 people. Kelowna: October 4th from 9am to 11am. Registration is limited to 16 people.   Please contact Thea… Read more »

  • How PAN’s values impact research and evaluation The GIPA/MIPA principles of inclusive and meaningful involvement are part of Pacific AIDS Network’s (PAN) core values, as described in our strategic plan and organizational values and approaches. We try our best to embed these values in all of our work, including all stages of PAN-facilitated participatory research and… Read more »

  • Seeking Volunteers for a Community Advisory Board

    From Dr. Nathan Lachowsky This is an invitation for gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirit and trans men across British Columbia who have personal experience using crystal meth and are comfortable discussing this topic among peers. We are building a Community Advisory Board (“CAB”) for a new pilot research study focused on crystal meth interventions. The study… Read more »

  • from Men’s Health Initiative The next PRICK! testing event will be on September 28th, from 6-8 PM.  PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’ Our definition of ‘guy’ includes: bi, cis, curious, gay, male, non-binary, queer, questioning, straight, trans, two-spirit, and all other guys who like… Read more »

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