Category: Pacific AIDS Network

New Prosecutorial Guidelines Announced

Over the past few months, PAN and other allied organizations including the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (CHLN) have been in contact with BC Attorney General David Eby’s office regarding collective concerns about the ongoing overly broad and unjust use of the criminal law in relation to HIV non-disclosure, exposure and transmission. We have called on… Read more »

Living in the Lower Mainland means a hyper-awareness of the housing affordability crisis. It is impossible to ignore the uncomfortable reality that the Lower Mainland is an expensive place to live. Similarly, in Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH for short), a community-based research study, it became evident that the housing affordability crisis in the Lower… Read more »

Substance Use News March 2019

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. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports, policy… Read more »

As I read through interviews from Positive Living Positive Homes (PLPH) (a community-based research study that explores experiences of people living with HIV on HIV and housing over time), one thing that has struck me is the way that unstable housing can affect people’s experience of time. Many people have shared that when they do… Read more »

Position: Peer Coordinator Status: Part time, 20 hours per week Time Period: 1-year contract position Remuneration:  $25,000 over contract term plus competitive benefits package Location: Flexible Reporting to: Manager of Human Rights Project Closing Date for Applications:  Friday, March 29, 2019. Please submit your cover letter and CV to [email protected]   Summary of the position: The Peer Coordinator will be responsible for… Read more »

Background:In 2015, PAN began the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index (BC Stigma Index), a community-based research (CBR) study to document the experiences of stigma and discrimination from the perspective of people living with HIV (PLHIV). One of the objectives of this study was to “support PLHIV to be Stigma Index leaders & build… Read more »

As many of us are now aware, U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable), means that people living with HIV (PLHIV) can feel confident that, if they have a sustained undetectable viral load for at least six months, they will not pass on HIV to their sexual partners. Treatment as Prevention®, pioneered by the BC-CfE in 2006, formed… Read more »

The BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions recently released a new report,  Escalating BC’s Response to the Overdose Emergency.   Excerpt from the Executive Summary:  The Province of British Columbia continues to respond to a public health emergency that is claiming four lives every day. The province continues to experience the highest number of overdose deaths… Read more »

Webinar: Options for Sexual Health: Partners for Impact

  Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time Join Michelle Fortin and Nicole Pasquino of Options for Sexual Health to hear how their work can support PAN members in frontline services, as well as provide professional development for staff and volunteers. Options for Sexual Health provides BC communities with comprehensive sexual health… Read more »

PAN Research and Evaluation programs are made possible through PAN’s partnership with the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS, and the CIHR CBR Collaborative (A Program of REACH). The following post is part of a collection of Regional Accomplishment and Change Stories that were originally published on the REACH site to reflect on work during the REACH 2.0 funding period…. Read more »

  Shared Vision; Regional Action: Using Collective Impact to Strengthen Services for Women Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time Join Molly Bannerman, Provincial Director  of the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) in Ontario as she shares the WHAI’s work to strengthen communities. The WHAI builds capacity in organizations that provide services… Read more »