Category: Research

Edi is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? My interest in this work is a result of my own experience in having illness. It is because of this journey that it became very evident to me that although there… Read more »

SHAWNA Community Newsletter

Update on the Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS: Longitudinal Women’s Needs Assessment (SHAWNA) at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE)   We have much exciting news to share, enclosed in the attached January 2021 SHAWNA Community Newsletter! As 2020 brought many changes to the world, it did to our team as well, including, great… Read more »

The Public Health Agency of Canada has published an online survey of people who use drugs or alcohol to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on their access to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) related services, including harm reduction services in Canada. The survey is now live until February 5, 2021.    What is… 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 »

The AHA Centre at Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), is pleased to share a “soft launch” of  Volume 11 of the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR). Volume 11’s theme is “Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community?” and represents a partnership between the AHA Centre and the… Read more »

The Digital Sexual Health Initiative (DiSHI) describes themselves as “a group of researchers, program leaders, and policy-makers that have been working together since 2009 on studies about the individual, system and population impact of online and other digital public health interventions[.]” (DiSHI, 2020). DiSHI has shared a new resource – a report sharing preliminary results… Read more »

A new resource from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), developed by Harlan Pruden (who is nēhiyo/First Nations Cree and works as an Educator with the Chee Mamuk Program at BCCDC) and Travis Salway (who is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University), provides an introduction to Two-Spirit. This resource is… Read more »

New testing technologies for different sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) are being developed and introduced for wide use across the country. Health Canada is expected to provide final approval for the distribution of HIV self-testing kits in the Fall of 2020. HIV self-testing will enable people to collect their own samples and interpret their… Read more »