Category: PLDI Blog

The Director of Development leads and manages the Fund Development and Public Relations Department at AIDS Vancouver. This position will undertake any agency-wide special projects as approved. This position reports to the Executive Director and is a key member of the agency’s Leadership Team and participates with the Board of Directors in the implementation of… Read more »

Healing Retreats at Positive Living BC are an opportunity for HIV-positive individuals from all walks of life, ages and cultures to come on retreat.  They provide a personally valuable, fun and relaxing opportunity to be with other HIV-positive people and know you are not alone. Participants stay at a beautiful contemporary, yet rustic lodge at Loon Lake… Read more »

Video – Living with HIV on Shaw TV

Please take a few moments to watch this great segment from Go! Vancouver, featuring John Bishop and AccolAIDS. Take a look on youtube  

The Story We Be is inviting applications for the 2014 Summer Writing Institute, taking place June – July in Vancouver, BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Offering three cutting-edge writing intensives, participants from a variety of experience levels, and genres of interest, will have the opportunity to participate in a unique, rigorous, intergenerational, diverse, and intersectional… Read more »

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 »