Category: Pacific AIDS Network

Reflections on Governance from PAN’s Board

This is the sixth in a series of monthly blog posts representing perspectives on potential governance changes at PAN. These posts represent voices across the network – staff, Board members, people living with HIV, and community members – sharing their thoughts on these changes. This month we hear from Jesse Brown, Co-Chair of PAN’s Board… Read more »

Regional Training in Prince George: #PANintheNorth18

Several members of the PAN team were welcomed in Prince George for the regional training on June 5-6. A sincere shout out and thank you from the PAN folks that attended (Stacy Leblanc, Janice Duddy, Mona Lee, Jaydee Cossar, Tabitha Steager and myself) to the people from Positive Living North (Prince George and Smithers), Central Interior… Read more »

The criminalization of HIV non-disclosure has long been an issue for people living with HIV and their allies. Research shows that given the threat of prosecution, some people may choose not to test for HIV, increasing public health risk overall, an ironic outcome for laws purportedly created to protect and promote public health.  Advocates- including… Read more »

This is the fifth in a series of monthly blog posts representing perspectives on potential governance changes at PAN. These posts represent voices across the network – staff, PAN Board members, people living with HIV, and community members – sharing their thoughts on these changes. One of the proposed changes is to designate a seat… Read more »

Substance Use News: Community Voices

With the grim news that March was the second-deadliest month for overdose deaths in BC history, it’s clear that the overdose epidemic is still raging. Awareness, education and advocacy continue to be important, alongside the amazing harm reduction efforts of people across communities in BC. Here, some resources featuring community voices. Sites to Check Out… Read more »

The 2018 Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) conference was held in Vancouver this year, and representatives from our community-based research team were on hand to share data from some of our work. Information from The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project was presented in two poster  sessions. We presented one poster about the experience of the… Read more »

The 2018 Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) conference was held in Vancouver this year, and representatives from our community-based research team were on hand to share data from some of our work. Data from Positive Living Positive Homes was presented at an oral abstract session and in poster format. To see the the poster in… Read more »

Community Perspectives on Governance at PAN

This is the fourth in a series of monthly blog posts representing perspectives on potential governance changes at PAN. These posts represent voices across the network – staff, PAN Board members, people living with HIV, and community members – sharing their thoughts on these changes. This month, Evaluation Manager Mona Lee takes the results from… Read more »

Update on HIV and other STIs in BC

Looking for  the most recent provincial information on HIV, HCV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? You can find all that easily on the Smart Sex Resource site. Smart Sex services are provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC). Smart Sex offers information and resources on sexual health. If you live in Canada,… Read more »

The Collective Impact Network (CIN) is a Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) sponsored initiative, being co-led by PAN acting as the backbone. It consists of the six PHSA-contracted agencies that are supporting the community-based response to HIV and HCV, alongside the PHSA, and including the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s Hospital…. Read more »

The Collective Impact Network (CIN) is a Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) sponsored initiative, being co-led by PAN acting as the backbone. It consists of the six PHSA-contracted agencies that are supporting the community-based response to HIV and HCV, alongside the PHSA, and including the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s Hospital…. Read more »

PLHIV Forum Survey Sets Priority for Action

At each PAN Fall conference, people living with HIV (PLHIV) delegates take part in a forum to discuss issues and make recommendations on PLHIV priorities in the work of  PAN. Jesse Brown, the Co-Chair of PAN’s Board of Directors, shares this letter with 2017 attendees.  March 26, 2018 Dear Positive Forum 2017 Attendees, We appreciate your participation… Read more »