Category: PAN News

Substance Use News: December 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. 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 concerns about how… Read more »

Daniel is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? After I got healthy and strong enough to go back to work after my own HIV and cancer diagnoses in September 2015 and following treatment, I began working in the HIV… Read more »

Last month we celebrated exciting news on Nov. 3, 2020 when Health Canada gave final approval for Canada’s first HIV self-test, bioLytical’s blood-based INSTI HIV Self Test. This recent approval is a critical milestone in addressing the HIV epidemic in Canada. Advocates expect that HIV self-testing will increase access to testing by giving Canadians more… Read more »

During these uncertain times it’s vital for frontline service providers and community based workers to have accurate and up to date information about COVID-19. This virtual two hour workshop covers the biomedical basics of COVID-19 and considers the implications of COVID-19 on communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C. Developed by CATIE and adapted for… Read more »

Excerpt- read in full December 8, 2020 Honourable Adrian Dix Minister of Health   Dear Minister Dix: Congratulations on your re-appointment as Minister of Health and best wishes to you in your ongoing role in this pivotal position. During these challenging times the province needs continuity of leadership and PAN and our members appreciate all… Read more »

CAHR 2021 Virtual: Submit Abstracts and Apply for Scholarships

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2021) will be going virtual. CAHR 2021 Virtual will take place in May 2021. CAHR is excited to announce that this meeting will be delivered on a new and exciting technological platform, to provide an interactive and user-friendly experience. Virtual conference participants… Read more »

Date: Thursday Dec 17, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Since March 2020  the PLDI Training team has held ten Virtual Gathering opportunities for HIV-Positive PLDI Leaders to gather together in leadership, some topics included:  Self-care, Strategies around COVID-19, Strengthening your self-leadership and peer leadership, Gratitude, Diversity, an indigenous peer led Film Screening and… Read more »

Testing technologies for different sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) have been changing rapidly as new testing interventions are constantly being developed and introduced for wider use. Over the summer of 2020, PAN reached out to 17 of our members and allied stakeholders to talk with them about the changing testing landscape and how it might impact their work, including the HIV self-testing (HIVST)… Read more »

Substance Use News: November 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. 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 concerns about how… Read more »

Joint Letter to Minister Hajdu, Federal Minister of Health

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P. Minister of Health Health Canada   November 26th, 2020   Dear Minister Hajdu: We write during challenging times, and we acknowledge COVID-19 and its impact on PHAC and the Ministry of Health – but we cannot lose sight, or ground, in addressing HIV, hepatitis C and other STBBIs. In… Read more »

Job Posting: Research Coordinator, Making it Work Study

Status: Number of hours/week is flexible and will be decided on with the right candidate, at a minimum the position would be 0.5 FTE but would consider additional FTEs depending on the candidate Time Period: Position is available immediately – for one year, with possibility of extension, FTE for a new employment agreement would be… Read more »