Category: CBR Musings

As we head into a new fiscal year and welcome the onset of spring, we would like to take a moment to update members and allies on our work in light of the continuing dictates of COVID. On an operational level, PAN’s own programs and services continue to be impacted as both BC and Canada… Read more »

New website from REACH: REACH Nexus

  REACH has launched a new website for REACH Nexus! “REACH Nexus is an ambitious national research group working on how to address HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STBBIs (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections) in Canada.”  The new site includes information about projects and initiatives happening through REACH across Canada, as well as information about… Read more »

We’re happy to welcome Diandra Oliver, who recently joined the Research and Evaluation department as Research Coordinator for the Making it Work Research Project. Read the Meet the People at PAN series.   What are you looking forward to in your work over the next year? Joining the Making It Work team at PAN has been… Read more »

CGSHE Speaker Series presents: Dr. Greta Bauer CIHR Sex & Gender Science Chair / Western University Incorporating Intersectionality Into Your Quantitative Research Date: Thursday February 18 Time: 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific time Via Zoom: Register now   About the talk: Since Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989, there’s been much dialogue about how it could be better utilized… Read more »

Edi is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? My interest in this work is a result of my own experience in having illness. It is because of this journey that it became very evident to me that although there… Read more »

Are you a researcher or practitioner working on program design or evaluation? Would you like a better understanding of Systematic Reviews? Are you interested in Implementation Science? Join the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital for their workshop: The role of systematic reviews in intervention research. The event is free and… Read more »

Daniel is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? After I got healthy and strong enough to go back to work after my own HIV and cancer diagnoses in September 2015 and following treatment, I began working in the HIV… Read more »

Dr. Ameeta Singh, clinical professor of medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and infectious diseases specialist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Edmonton Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic, is leading a clinical trial to screen at-risk Albertans for HIV and syphilis using dual syphilis and HIV point-of-care tests. Northern Alberta and Edmonton have seen a severe syphilis outbreak since July 2019. Dr. Singh says “it is important to test for… Read more »

Last month we celebrated exciting news on Nov. 3, 2020 when Health Canada gave final approval for Canada’s first HIV self-test, bioLytical’s blood-based INSTI HIV Self Test. This recent approval is a critical milestone in addressing the HIV epidemic in Canada. Advocates expect that HIV self-testing will increase access to testing by giving Canadians more… Read more »

The AHA Centre at Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), is pleased to share a “soft launch” of  Volume 11 of the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR). Volume 11’s theme is “Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community?” and represents a partnership between the AHA Centre and the… Read more »

Testing technologies for different sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) have been changing rapidly as new testing interventions are constantly being developed and introduced for wider use. Over the summer of 2020, PAN reached out to 17 of our members and allied stakeholders to talk with them about the changing testing landscape and how it might impact their work, including the HIV self-testing (HIVST)… Read more »