Category: Community News

These pieces come directly from the latest CAHR 2018 Conference Secretariat Enews. At their request, we’re passing the information on!        Have you submitted your abstract for the 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2018)? A reminder that the deadline to submit is December 15, 2017.   In other program news, CAHR is… Read more »

Canadian Webinar Series: Supporting Safe HIV Disclosure

The Canadian Webinar Series on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights would like to invite you to ‘Save the Date’ for the second of a multi-phase series of webinars focused on key aspects regarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV in Canada: Supporting Safe HIV Disclosure: Canadian Webinar Series on Implementing the WHO Consolidated Guideline on… Read more »

Still Here Project Seeks Research Participants

Participate in research! If you are a gay, bisexual or queer man living with HIV and have experienced thoughts of killing yourself after your HIV diagnosis, we would like to invite you to participate in the Still Here project. The Still Here project is a photo based project that aims to dispel the stigma surrounding… Read more »

Treatment Update Workshop: Is it Fat or Is it VAT?

Managing intra-abdominal fat deposits related to HIV treatment   Presented by: Dr. Greg Bondy, John Reudy Immunodeficiency Clinic (St. Paul’s IDC) Date: Wednesday, November 22nd – 1:30 pm Location: Positive Living BC | 1101 Seymour Street (2nd Floor Meeting Room) Join us in our 2nd Floor Meeting & Presentation Room to learn about treatment updates… Read more »

Community Forum: Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

Presented by: Dr. Mark Hull, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Date: Wednesday, November 15 th – 6:00 pm Location: Chateau Granville Best Western Conference Centre | 1100 Granville Street (@ Helmcken) Join us at the Chateau Granville Best Western conference level to meet HIV-positive community members, share a delicious meal and discuss topics that… Read more »

Further Along the Journey Health and Wellness Event

Red Road HIV/AIDS Network Invites you to attend: Further Along the Journey Health and Wellness Event Date: Friday November 17, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Positive Living BC, 1101 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 0R1. 2nd Floor, Room 225   Coming together, sharing culture and learning in an environment of caring and acceptance.   Speakers… Read more »

From Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)   Dear CPPN members, allies, and community-based partners/stakeholders, As valued partners of the Canadian response to HIV and HIV co-infections, we would like to provide you with some important updates in follow-up to our communiqué, dated May 19, 2017. Specifically, we reported then that: Our collaboration with the Public Health Agency… Read more »

Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’ Our definition of ‘guy’ includes: bi, cis, curious, gay, male, non-binary, queer, questioning, straight, trans, two-spirit, and all other guys who like guys. Tests included are for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis (A,B &C), HIV… Read more »

Westshore AVI Health Centre Opening

AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) is very pleased to announce that the Westshore AVI Health Centre is opening its doors on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.  The centre will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-4:00pm, providing Opiate Substitution Treatment (OST) in a low barrier setting.  We will also offer support and referrals to assist our patients to… Read more »

Positive Living BC has a new home!

Congratulations to all at Positive Living BC! The move is complete and the doors are open at the new space. They are excited to show everyone in the community around.  Please join others in the community on Thursday, October 19 from 4 PM – 6 PM to tour the new facilities and learn about our programming. … Read more »