Category: Community News

  Michelle is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study. She also works at Positive Living North, and is a board member with the Pounds Project in Prince George. What first piqued your interest in the HIV/ hepatitis C sector? My first eye opening experience with HIV was when I met… Read more »

Blood Ties Four Directions Centre is seeking a Program Manager Position Overview The Program Manager provides guidance and direction to front line employees at Blood Ties who are delivering outreach, supports and case management in housing, health and harm reduction services for clients. The Program Manager will work closely with front line staff and the… Read more »

It is estimated that 14% of Canadians living with HIV (or approximately 9,000 people) do not know that they are HIV-positive. According to the CATIE report (2019), 71% of key players working in testing think that HIV self-testing is an important approach to reach the undiagnosed. Now is an important and critical time here in… Read more »

Substance Use News July 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened… Read more »

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Training Program offered by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)[1]. The purpose of this training is to “develop skills and promote positive partnerships between service providers and Indigenous people”[2]. The training is primarily catered to and accessible to health practitioners and/or service providers… Read more »

Job Opportunity: Knowledge Exchange/Translation Coordinator, Educator and Resource Development, HIV & HCV Women* Specific Regular Full Time: 35hr/week (1.0 FTE) Location: Vancouver, BC Salary Range: $32 – $35/hr Options for Sexual Health is currently seeking a Knowledge Exchange &Translation Coordinator (KETC) to work with our clinical teams and partners across the province providing support to… Read more »

  Our province has moved into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 restart plan, and there is no doubt that BC has done a good job of “flattening the curve” – thanks to the leadership of our public health officials (including PHO Dr. Bonnie Henry), and the work of health care workers, and countless others including… Read more »

CATIE’s instructor-led open course on Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV will start on September 8 for service providers in British Columbia and the Yukon. This course aims to develop core knowledge on the prevention of sexual transmission of HIV. Participants will emerge with a concrete understanding of how to prevent HIV through the use… Read more »

World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2020 is World Hepatitis Day World Hepatitis Day 2020 is about the missing millions around the globe who are unaware they are living with hepatitis. British Columbia is part of the picture and Pacific AIDS Network encourages collective effort across the province to find the undiagnosed and link them to care. It takes… Read more »

New PLDI Connections

Hi my name is Marc Seguin and I am the Manager of the PLDI program here in BC. The PLDI acronym stands for the Positive Leadership Development Institute, which is a structured program of professional development trainings for HIV-Positive people in BC. Some of our trainings include reflecting on Core questions, such as Who am… Read more »