Category: Community News

PRICK Testing Events in Four Interior Communities

PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI testing event for all ‘guys who like guys’ and the rainbow community. Our definition of ‘guy’ includes: asexual, 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 and… Read more »

Changes in CATIE’s Education Team

After an extensive national search, CATIE is pleased to announce that Christie Johnston has been named Associate Director, Education, effective January 23, 2019. In this new role, Christie will oversee the planning and delivery of CATIE’s education work, including blended learning, webinars and our telephone and e-mail inquiry service. Christie is no stranger to CATIE,… Read more »

Webinar: Canadian Guidelines on STIs – Mycoplasma Genitalium

Date: Thursday February 7, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time In 2018, the Public Health Agency of Canada released the Mycoplasma genitalium chapter for the first time as part of the Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections. Mycoplasma genitalium is an emerging sexually transmitted pathogen that can cause non-chlamydial/non-gonococcal urethritis. This webinar will provide information on… Read more »

SWAN Vancouver presents, in partnership with SUM Gallery – Queer Arts Festival, Chocolate and Chicken Bones, a photovoice exhibition. Exhibition runs until February 7th and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 PM   “People think that we are like chocolate. That we are sweet and you can just swallow us and consume us. We are not chocolate…. Read more »

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is currently seeking feedback on a draft of its Ethics Guidance for Developing Research Partnerships with Patients guide. This document “focuses on ethical concerns that need to be addressed to maintain trust in research partnerships across the research lifecycle”. Importantly, this draft document may serve as a useful tool… Read more »

The President’s Dream Colloquium on HIV: From Cell to Society is a high-profile lecture series hosted by Simon Fraser University. Towards an HIV Cure: Challenges and Prospects, is the next event in the series. This public lecture will feature Dr. Zabrina Brumme, who is the Laboratory Director at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. She… Read more »

  Shared Vision; Regional Action: Using Collective Impact to Strengthen Services for Women Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time Join Molly Bannerman, Provincial Director  of the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) in Ontario as she shares the WHAI’s work to strengthen communities. The WHAI builds capacity in organizations that provide services… Read more »

Date: Thursday January 31st, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM, Pacific Time Sexuality and sexual health are integral to wellbeing throughout our lives. Everyone, no matter the age, is entitled to information, support and affirming health care, and that includes sexual health. In this webinar, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights‘ health promotion team will present… Read more »

From HepCBC We’re pleased to invite the public to this FREE family-oriented event January 26, 2019 from noon to 5 PM at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104th Avenue in Surrey. HepCBC will have a “Liver Wellness” Info booth, expertly staffed by HepCBC volunteers, physician Dr. Urvashi Beruar of Sidney and microbiologist Dr. Anuradha Dhavan of… Read more »

Update on The Push to End Unjust HIV Prosecutions in BC

Since the then federal Minister of Justice’s Jody Wilson-Raybould’s World AIDS Day announcement, advocacy has continued apace with BC’s Attorney General David Eby – with strong efforts by Positive Living BC, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and PAN, to name but a few. There was definitely much to be encouraged by… Read more »

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is presenting two education events next week: Are We There Yet? An Update on HIV Cure Research January 23, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Part of the HIV/AIDS Webinar Learning Series is a partnership between the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Positive Living BC…. Read more »