Category: Community News

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

UPDATED NOVEMBER 21 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 29  1 – 4 PM Location: Gathering Place Community Centre, 609 Helmcken Street  (2nd Floor Meeting Room), Vancouver Join us in our 2nd Floor Meeting Room to learn… 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 »

  From the September 29 First Nations Health Authority Media Release: First Nations in British Columbia will join the province’s drug insurance program, PharmaCare, on October 1, 2017. The change will see drug benefits services for First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) clients move from Health Canada’s longstanding federal system to a new made-in-BC PharmaCare plan… Read more »

Celebrating Yúusnewas Videos By Indigenous Youth

PAN is happy to join the celebration of the work of YouthCO’s Yúusnewas Program under the leadership of Kayla Mitchell and her team of Educators. Their 2017 First Directions Workshop led to the creation of the following 3 new short films which were written and directed by Indigenous youth from across the province: Revive Breaking… Read more »

Hepatitis C News

  Treatment Successes It’s getting better: AIDS Map’s Roger Pebody wrote about findings from here in BC that show that  among the populations of people with HCV, an analysis found that older people, those co-infected with HIV, those who have cirrhosis and those who use drugs are more likely to receive direct-acting antiviral HCV treatment… Read more »