Category: Research

Participate in a focus group on Saturday, Nov. 1st @3:00 – 5:00pm HIV self-testing would allow you to test yourself at home. Currently, this kind of testing has not yet been approved for use in Canada. However, a group of researchers and community partners is developing a project to evaluate how HIV-testing might be introduced…. Read more »

Heather is a former staff member of PAN. Heather Picotte is the Positive Living, Positive Homes study coordinator at the Pacific AIDS Network. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies, where her research focused on the food security of people living with HIV in the Okanagan Valley…. Read more »

Take this survey It is 36, mostly multiple choice, questions that are divided into 5 sections. Sections that don’t pertain to you can be easily skipped. The survey’s 5 sections ask about: The impact of hep C on your life (8 questions) Your experience with current hep C treatments (9 questions) The impact on caregivers… Read more »

CBRC: Give Canadian Blood Services Your Opinion

            Canadian Blood Services (CBS), responsible for the management and distribution of the blood supply in Canada is conducting a survey on recent policy changes regarding blood donor eligibility. If you are interested in expressing your opinion on how gay men are affected by this policy change, then follow the… Read more »

Positive Living BC is looking to increase the number of organizations listed on their online HIV Care Registry, which lists contact information for people and organizations providing care to HIV-positive people. The registry includes listings for doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners, case workers and more. If you are currently accepting new patients or clients with HIV… Read more »

Abstract: Gay and bisexual men experience numerous health disparities relative to heterosexual men, including high rates of HIV and suicidal behavior. Systematic community health assessments could provide direct comparisons of the burden of mortality across diseases and thus facilitate the prioritization of public health activities; however, such assessments have been precluded by the absence of sexual orientation information in vital… Read more »

Research shows SSRIs reduce brain’s capacity to produce serotonin From: Chris Wodskou CBC News Posted:Jun 08, 2014 5:00 AM ET Last Updated:Jun 08, 2014 5:29 AM ET There are pharmaceutical treatments aimed at chemical imbalances for just about every form of mental illness, from schizophrenia to ADHD, and a raft of anxiety disorders. CBC For the past… Read more »

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network needs your input

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network wants your feedback to measure our past successes and direct future efforts to better serve our communities. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey and share with us your ideas for a stronger Legal Network. Please note the survey deadline is May 14 – but we’re already standing… Read more »

HIV Knowledge Survey – Your participation is requested

A team of health care providers and staff at St. Paul’s Hospital, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Positive Living BC and we are conducting a survey of health care providers and other community service providers across BC about their level of comfort and knowledge with respect to HIV prevention, care and treatment. We are also… Read more »

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can infect the liver, causing inflammation that injures this organ. If HCV is left untreated, injury can spread throughout the liver and this organ consequently becomes increasingly dysfunctional. As a result, the eventual appearance of serious symptoms related to liver damage occurs and a person’s quality of life degrades. HCV infection… Read more »

PHAC: Provincial Healthy Eating Strategy Consultation Survey

The BC Ministry of Health is refreshing the Provincial Healthy Eating Strategy.  Stakeholders from many sectors throughout the province are being consulted to ensure the Strategy addresses the most important priorities.   The aim is to make the healthiest choice the easiest choice wherever British Columbians live, work, learn and play. We invite you to… Read more »

Sex Now Survey 2014-2015!

The Next Generation This year, Sex Now is probing the range of experiences that end up affecting health in various ways through several generations of gay and bisexual men. As you might already realize, your current health status is rooted in your personal slice of history. Join thousands of others across Canada and help us… Read more »