Category: CBR Musings

BC Stigma Index is now Recruiting Participants

What does Stigma mean to you? [easy-image-collage id=19124] The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index (the Stigma Index) is a dynamic research project in British Columbia, born out of a community-identified need to turn the tide against persistent HIV stigma and discrimination. Linked to the international HIV Stigma Index initiative, it is the first… Read more »

Invitation to participate: Trans Priorities Project

Are you a researcher who conducts research about trans women’s health and/or HIV or a service provider who works with trans women affected by HIV? The Trans Priorities Project would like to hear your thoughts about research priorities and information needs around trans women and HIV. The Trans Priorities Project is a trans-led initiative to… Read more »

In 2013, a diverse team of community-based researchers completed the Food Security Study, which explored the relationship between food, nutrition, and health for people living with HIV in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. Recently they published postcards and fact sheets with their study findings. They also shared some of their housing-related data from BC with… Read more »

PAN has recently launched a new, online tool to support the building of shared, or common measures for community-based HIV and HCV Organizations in BC. This tool outlines a series of indicators that can be used to measure the contribution community-based HIV/HCV organizations are making to the prevention and care cascade in their region. It is hoped… Read more »

SHAPE Study is Recruiting Participants

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS’ SHAPE study, launched in March 2016, is looking for participants. The purpose of this study is to learn what challenges individuals face accessing HIV care and treatment in the context of increased funding for HIV care through the province-wide rollout of the STOP Program. More information about the… Read more »

Last summer staff and volunteers from PAN had the opportunity to participate in a great event called, Working Together: A Dialogue for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Research Partners. This event was hosted by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Community Based Research Collaborative Centre, a Program of the CIHR REACH Centre, and the CIHR-funded Aboriginal HIV and… Read more »

Job Posting BC Stigma Index Peer Research Associate (PRA)

BC Stigma Index Peer Research Associate (PRA) Job Opportunity JOB DEFINITION: The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is presently in the process of hiring four to six Peer Research Associates to assists us with a community-based research project, the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, a dynamic research project born out of a community-identified need… Read more »

Reflections on 2016 World Hepatitis Day

July 28th marked World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is an international event focused on raising awareness about viral hepatitis and works to influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment. In Canada, there is an estimated 250,000 people living with chronic hepatitis C in Canada, many of them are unaware of their… Read more »

Mapping Home: Positive Living, Positive Homes at CAHR 2016

The Canadian Association of HIV Research held its 2016 annual conference from May 11-15 in Winnipeg this year, and for the first time, the Positive Living Positive Homes team was there. Darren Lauscher, peer consultant, and Heather Picotte, study manager, discussed using a visual method in which HIV+ participants map their living space and point… Read more »

November 9 and 10, 2016 Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, British Columbia Submissions Deadline: September 9, 2016 Proposals on all topics related to gay men’s health are accepted. Please be mindful of the Resist Stigma theme when preparing your submission. Send your submission, 300-word max, with title, author(s) and affiliation to:… Read more »

Positive Living, Positive Homes launches new website

The Positive Living Positive Homes research team is pleased to announce the launch of our new study website, The website will inform community members about PLPH’s progress and findings. Highlights include a page on on using visual methods, which allows visitors to engage with our “mapping home” activity, and a resources page, which has… Read more »

On May 10, 2016, Island Health held a symposium on patient-centered research. Dr. Bernie Pauly (RN, PhD; Scholar in Residence, Island Health; Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Scientist, Centre For Addictions Research of BC (CARBC); Provost’s Community Engaged Scholar, University of Victoria), co-presented with Jill Cater, Board Member, S.O.L.I.D (Society of Living Illicit Drug Users) on… Read more »