Category: Community News

Announcement from Positive Women’s Network

Like many HIV and hepatitis C service agencies across the country, Positive Women’s Network (PWN) has been affected by a changing landscape of service delivery models and funding. In December 2016, the PWN Board of Directors announced that it would be pausing services to reflect on the possibility of a way forward given these shifts…. Read more »

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act as a result of a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths across British Columbia (BC) since the beginning of 2016. Because PAN’s member agencies and partners have been on the frontlines… Read more »

PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI and HIV testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’  Options for Sexual Health Clinic #102 – 285 Aurora Crescent @ Hollywood Kelowna/Rutland Just NORTH of HWY #33 & Hollywood BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 1-800-739-7367 or…drop in and get PRICKED! Brought to you by: Men’s Health Initiative, Options… Read more »

Positive Living Fraser Valley Community Forum

This Roundtable event will consist of an inquiry, conversation and dialogue about the future of HIV, and HepC, services in the Fraser Valley. Following a keynote speaker, smaller round table discussions will focus on building an understanding of the lived experience of HIV, AIDS, and HepC in the Fraser Valley, what the loss of services… Read more »

Pacific Hepatitis C Network is very happy to learn that effective March 21, an extensive list of hepatitis C treatments will be available through BC PharmaCare – at far better prices than they previously had been. The high cost of hepatitis C treatment has effectively restricted the numbers of people living with hepatitis C who… Read more »

DTES women’s-only services provide safety and support to clients with complex needs “Women living in the Downtown Eastside often face barriers in accessing traditional health care services, but have great need for both primary care services as well as access to substance use and mental health programs,” says Smadar Levinson, Team Leader – Women’s ICMT,… Read more »