Category: Research

New Study Seeks Participants

via the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC) newsletter: A new study has been launched to explore the ethical and professional implications of using incentives in the care of people at risk of or living with HIV, including but not limited to testing, treatment, care, counselling, etc. By incentives, we mean food, vouchers,… Read more »

Contribute to Education about Homelessness and Health

Via Community Voices in Health Professional Education Newsletter. Can you help with a homelessness curriculum project? UBC Medical student Alec Yu is leading an initiative to design curriculum that addresses the effects of housing and homelessness on health. Starting in July, the curriculum will be piloted for third-year medical students during their family medicine rotations across the… Read more »

HIV Oral History Project Seeks Participants

Submitted by the HIV Oral History Project We are collecting the historical, lived realities before it is too late. Reflecting Back, Looking Forward: HIV in My Day is an ongoing community-based oral history project that collects stories of the early years (before 1996) of British Columbia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic from long-term survivors and caregivers. As people living… Read more »

BC Centre for Excellence Spring HIV/Antiretroviral Update

  The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS will present its Spring HIV/Antiretroviral Update on Monday, May 6, 2019. Time: 8:30 am to 4:45 pm Location: Grand Ballroom – North Tower Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC (located across from St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver) This is an open educational event sponsored by… Read more »

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is currently seeking feedback on a draft of its Ethics Guidance for Developing Research Partnerships with Patients guide. This document “focuses on ethical concerns that need to be addressed to maintain trust in research partnerships across the research lifecycle”. Importantly, this draft document may serve as a useful tool… Read more »

The President’s Dream Colloquium on HIV: From Cell to Society is a high-profile lecture series hosted by Simon Fraser University. Towards an HIV Cure: Challenges and Prospects, is the next event in the series. This public lecture will feature Dr. Zabrina Brumme, who is the Laboratory Director at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. She… Read more »

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is presenting two education events next week: Are We There Yet? An Update on HIV Cure Research January 23, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Part of the HIV/AIDS Webinar Learning Series is a partnership between the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Positive Living BC…. Read more »

Welcome to CAHR 2019

Did you know that Saskatchewan has the highest rate of HIV in Canada and Indigenous populations across Canada are more affected by HIV than other groups?  Are you interested in learning more about the disease and what Canadian researchers and community leaders from across Canada are doing to end HIV here in Canada and globally? The… Read more »

Pivot Legal Society Release Project Inclusion Report

From Pivot Legal Society Project Inclusion is a comprehensive study into the ways in which specific laws and policies in policing, health care, and the court system directly undermine the health and safety of people who are homeless and living with substance use issues by trapping them in a cycle of criminalization. Pivot travelled to… Read more »

A BC-CfE Education Event Audience: General Public Date: December 4, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Location: Cullen Lecture Theatre (SPH 1477), Providence Building Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital Join Dr. Angela Kaida and Peer Research Associate Valerie Nicholoson as they present information from the CHIWOS study on the sexual and reproductive health of women with… Read more »

This was originally published on SmartSex Resource.  by Dr. Zahid Butt, University of British Columbia and BC Centre for Disease Control Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection commonly co-occur because of shared transmission routes and risk behaviors. HIV infection among individuals living with HCV is a major predictor of morbidity and mortality. Risk factors… Read more »

In 2018, the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control (CCDIC) commissioned EKOS Research Associates Inc. to conduct a survey asking Canadians questions about their awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). The 2018 survey builds on similar surveys conducted for the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2003,… Read more »