Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

Sex Ed is our Right! Sign the Petition

via Mens Health in BC   SEX ED IS OUR RIGHT! – Sign the Petition All students, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or ability have the right to learn what they need in order to make safer, informed choices. Likewise, the education and information students receive must also reflect that diversity. Take Action! Sign the… Read more »

Webinar: HIV Estimates and Progress on 90-90-90 HIV Targets

This is a repeat of the webinar that was presented on September 6th.  In this webinar, national estimates of the number of new HIV infections, the number of people estimated to be living with HIV and Canada’s progress towards global HIV elimination targets will be presented. Nashira Khalil, the Manager of the HIV Estimates Unit… Read more »

Part 3* This is the third part of a three-part blog where I’m sharing what I have learned from the 9th North American Housing and HIV Research Summit held in Washington DC on August 1st and 2nd. You can still have a read of part 1 and part 2 if you missed them. An interesting… Read more »

By Scott Elliott, executive director of the Dr. Peter Centre   Stigma is described as a mark of disgrace. Despite the advances in treatment that can make HIV virtually undetectable, Dr. Peter Centre clients still face persistent and ongoing stigma that affect them nearly every moment of their lives. And it’s not only due to their… Read more »

CTAC Annual Meeting

Submitted by CTAC   Notice of Annual Meeting We are pleased to invite you to CTAC’s Annual Meeting (AM), which will be convened at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday September 27, 2018 via live interactive webcast. All Full Members and Supporters are welcome to attend. The AM will include reports from the Chair, Directors and… Read more »

Via the Smart Sex Resource, BC Centre for Disease Control       The BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) Clinical Prevention Services (CPS) is hosting an all-day webinar series on September 17th 2018. Topics will span each of CPS’s respective program areas including: Hepatitis Tuberculosis (TB) Harm Reduction Sexually transmitted infections (STI) Human immunodeficiency… Read more »

  Part 2* This is the second part of a three-part blog where I am sharing what I learned from the 9th North American Housing and HIV Research Summit held in Washington DC on August 1st and 2nd. Missed the first part? Click here for a read! All throughout the Summit, there were some great… Read more »

Improve Access to Naloxone in Prisons

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network   September 6, 2018 (excerpt): There is an opioid overdose crisis in Canada. In 2017, a record 3,987 people in Canada died of apparent opioid overdoses, an increase of nearly 34% from 2,978 in 2016. As in the community as a whole, an increasing number of prisoners are overdosing… Read more »

PAN’s Positive Living Positive Homes (PLPH) research study is giving us much to think about in relation to housing and people living with HIV (PLHIV). In-depth interviews with PLHIV, service providers and policy makers took place in 2015-17, and deep analyses of rich information from these interviews are ongoing. We continue to learn about how… Read more »

Part 1* I had the privilege of attending and presenting at the 9th North American Housing and HIV Research Summit in Washington, DC, on August 1st and 2nd. Launched in 2005, the Summit is a collaboration between the U.S. National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Ontario… Read more »

Exciting news from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (excerpt):  The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) announced Dr. Zabrina Brumme has been appointed Director of Canada’s leading HIV laboratory program. Dr. Brumme will be on secondment from her position as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University… Read more »

PAN’s New Draft Bylaws Released

The story so far… We are pleased to announce that the PAN board is now ready to bring to the membership proposed changes to reflect the needs of our members and to ensure that our governance matches our mission, updated in 2013, to“…lead an inspired, strong, and effective community-based response to HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related… Read more »