Category: Pacific AIDS Network 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 »

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 »

  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 »

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 »

The JIHR Needs You for Peer Review!

The Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) needs your help! The JIHR has received an unprecedented number of submissions this year and is still looking for academic-based colleagues to support peer review of submissions. Please check out the flyer below for more information. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact… Read more »

Data matters. In light of the reports of inequitable data collection related to COVID-19 and the advocacy efforts to record data disaggregated by race, we need to think about what such data can tell us and why it is important. First, the requirements for equitable data collection are complex. Data collection is just one area… Read more »

Substance Use News: June 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 »

Job posting: Making it Work Peer Research Associate

        Making It Work: Supporting Indigenous, Community Approaches to Integrated Service Models for People Living with HIV, Hepatitis C, and/or Challenges with Mental Health, or Substance Use.     The Making it Work Community-Based Research project is looking for community members from Vancouver, Victoria and Smithers to join the research team as… Read more »