Category: PLDI Blog

Taking potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) every day, exactly as directed, is a cornerstone of improving health for HIV-positive people. Many other factors can affect health, well-being and survival of patients, and one of those factors is the quality of care that patients receive. Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence… Read more »

Job Posting – Community Connector – QMUNITY

Job Opportunity The Community Connector will be responsible for recruiting, managing and supporting the Friendly Visitor Project volunteers, identifying potential clients and matching volunteers with clients. The Friendly Visitor Project is a one year initiative that will build a network of 20 LGTBQ volunteers who will support 20 isolated LGTBQ seniors. The Friendly Visitor team… Read more »

The CANARY Study is nation-wide study, led by Lynda Balneaves (UBC School of Nursing) is examining the impact of the regulatory changes on patient access to cannabis for medical purposes, as well as the impact on health outcomes and health care utilization. The study will focus on patients living with acute or chronic health conditions,… Read more »

That awkward negotiation before imminent encounter with a sexual partner met on mobile apps, online or at a bar often includes a brief health information exchange about HIV. Health educators recommend discussing HIV status before sexual encounters. Disclosure could lead to safer sex, more relaxed rendezvous and enhanced intimacy. While in recent years having this… Read more »

  Position Overview: The Harm Reduction & Wellness Counsellor is responsible for delivering care and support programs to individuals impacted by HIV, Hepatitis C, and those highly vulnerable to infection due to poverty, addiction, homelessness, and incarceration including, lay counselling, accompaniments, advocacy, systems navigation, prison outreach, treatment information, accessing health services, and other support activities. This… Read more »

PAN member organizations are being invited to assist in recruiting participants for a Canadian study that seeks to understand the range of services that people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) are using when facing health challenges due to HIV. Knowing the range of health conditions that PHAs are living with, the types of health challenges they… Read more »

Momentum Health Study: Looking for Participants

        The Momentum Health Study is looking to increase its number of HIV-positive participants. We are a  sexual health study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Greater Vancouver. Momentum aims to report new estimates of HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in… Read more »

Each year since 1997, the Canadian AIDS Society has celebrated the national contribution made by one outstanding individual and company in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is now seeking nominations for an individual to receive the 2014 CAS Leadership Award (Individual Category). Download the 2014 Leadership Award Nomination Form (Individual Category)… Read more »

Call For Abstracts for AVI’s First Annual MEN’SCAPES

MEN’SCAPES: Reshaping the terrain of men’s lives on Vancouver Island Within the world of queer men, recently there has been a strong focus on intersectionality; specifically, how various social factors and identity parameters have influenced the resiliency and/or struggles of queer men and men that have sex with men. Trans* men, bi men, men who… Read more »