Category: CBR Musings

New research on HIV & Aging

The HIV epidemic in Canada is aging. There are an estimated 65,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada, and improved medication and care has resulted in longer, healthier lives for people living with HIV/AIDS who have access to these treatments. And while he number of new HIV cases emerging remains stable, yet we’re seeing an… Read more »

Call for Abstracts: Beyond Failure Symposium

Beyond Failure! Thinking Critically About HIV Prevention, Research and Services Concordia University, Montreal – May 16 – 17th, 2013 A symposium devoted to thinking through the moments that we have failed in the field of HIV prevention, research, and services. The AIDS industry is built on a logic of promoting success. As AIDS researchers we… Read more »

Green College Population Health Lecture Series 5-6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Green College Coach House (UBC) UBC link to the event, CLICK HERE Abstract: As HIV infection rates remain disproportionally high among young gay and bisexual men in the United States, there is a need to both better understand determinants of sexual risk are… Read more »

Two new community-based HIV/AIDS research centres launched

Two national centres for HIV/AIDS community-based research have received funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and are in the initial phases of becoming established. Congratulations to the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) on their new Aboriginal HIV & AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre). The AHA Centre will support community-based research development… Read more »

Learning Exchange on HIV, aging and more with CWGHR

Join us for a rapporteur and learning exchange event following the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference, Aging in a Changing World. At the conference, there will be several sessions on HIV & aging, and our friends from the Canadian Working Group on HIV & Rehabilitation (CWHGR) will be in attendance. At this informal event, CWHGR will… Read more »

Want to learn more about HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection? Looking to get more involved in resarch? Interested in how to integrate reserch about co-infection into programming? Join CTAC on Thursdays over the next few months to build your knowledge about HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection. (Click on the poster to view the schedule and… Read more »

An Environmental Scan of HIV Testing in BC

Since the introduction of the STOP HIV/AIDS initiative in British Columbia, with its goal to increase HIV screening in the province, there have been many changes to HIV testing in British Columbia. For the PAN 2012 Fall meetings, we conducted an environmental scan, documenting the many shifts that are underway, with regards to testing guidelines,… Read more »

5 Questions with Peer Researcher Valerie Nicholson

Valerie Nicholson is a grandmother, mother, and proud resident of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). She is the co-founder of the Harvest Organic Coop, a fruit and veggie coop for people with compromised immune systems, those affected and infected, housed (gratefully!) at AIDS Vancouver. She is also a nutritional outreach worker for the DTES Kitchen Tables… Read more »

CBR Musings: Is what we do informed by what we know?

Knowledge mobilization.  Knowledge transfer. Knowledge translation. Knowledge exchange. These are some of the buzzwords that have remained popular in Canadian research circles over the past few years as the goal of making sure that research findings get “put to work” has been high on the lists of research funders, universities, and community stakeholders alike. Knowledge… Read more »

AIDS 2012 Roundup

The international AIDS conference was hosted in Washington DC last week and for those who were unable to be there and soak it all up, here are some videos and articles that offer some perspective on the research and social activism at AIDS 2012. Watch hightlights or watch it all through these two sites: Highlights… Read more »

5 Questions with Peer Researcher Andrew Beckerman

Andrew Beckerman is a retired architect who lives in Victoria, BC, with his dog Jessie, and has been HIV+ since 1980. He credits being alive today to his participation in the first Crixivan® trial. He is the Chair of the Board of AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), where he has volunteered for 6 years, and serves… Read more »

Collaboration is one of those words that certainly gets thrown around a lot in both community work and in the field of community based research. But what does it mean to truly collaborate? What is a collaborator? For the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the main source of funding for most HIV-related CBR in… Read more »