Category: Research

Andrea is a former staff member of PAN. Andrea Langlois was PAN’s Director of Community-Based Research.    What first piqued your interest in HIV research? Previous to working at PAN, I enjoyed a 6 year stint at AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) as their Manager of Communications, Community Relations and Research. While in that role, I… Read more »

CWGHR: E-Module for Evidence-Informed HIV Rehabilitation

The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) is conducting a preliminary survey about access to and use of, the E-Module for Evidence-Informed HIV Rehabilitation. The E-Module was originally developed as a resource for practicing rehabilitation professionals, to increase their knowledge about rehabilitation in the context of HIV, but it has evolved into a… Read more »

Dear: HIV/AIDS stakeholders, The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) HIV/AIDS Research Initiative has drafted a new Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 based on extensive input from a large number of you – our key stakeholders. We want to thank everyone that has contributed to the development of the plan to date and invite all of… Read more »

The CAHR 2015 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 Mark Wainberg Lecturer is Dr. Bill Cameron. Dr. Cameron’s lecture will form part of the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday evening. The Scientific Program Committee has also confirmed four outstanding Track Plenary speakers for the Friday and Saturday plenary sessions. Thanks to all… Read more »

Anxiety and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) go hand-in-hand

Advice for Healthcare Professionals From the BCCDC: Nov 26, 2014 by Derek Kline, Outreach Nurse, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC, & Anna Kline, M.Psych., RCC Anxiety and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) go hand-in-hand.[1,2]  Worry can take many forms and is often related to fears about social stigma.[2,3]  Waiting for the right time to get tested or… Read more »

Check Out this Self-Assessment Tool!

The Mental Health and Substance Use Competencies Self-Assessment is a self-assessment tool designed for a range of practitioners in the community who are working in the field of HIV and Hepatitis C. The self-assessment tool will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses in your current practice -which can then help direct your future professional growth and development…. Read more »

Survey participants with hep C or living with/caring for someone with hep C needed immediately! Take this survey! The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is currently seeking patient group input reports for ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir and dasabuvir, developed by AbbVie. Thus, Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) needs your help… Read more »

Do you lead an arts & health project? Get on the map! On The Map: Arts & Health in BC is a province-wide online survey of arts & health activity to uncover the many ways that the arts are contributing to individual, community, and population health, healing and wellbeing. Despite growing interest and activity in… Read more »

BC-CfE’s Dr. Kate Shannon named Canada Research Chair

Vancouver, B.C. [October 24, 2014]: Dr. Kate Shannon, Director of the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative (GSHI) at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) whose research on HIV/AIDS, gender, policy, and health equity has been recognized nationally and internationally, has been appointed the prestigious honour of Canada Research Chair in Global Sexual Health… Read more »

by Dr. Jason Wong, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC Background Provincial sexually transmitted infection (STI) data was used to describe the number of new STI (i.e., chlamydia, gonorrhea and infectious syphilis) case reports in BC overall (1991-2013) and to describe trends for the past ten years (2004-2013) by regional health authority, gender and age.   Findings… Read more »