Category: Research

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 »

Stop HIV/AIDS Program Evaluation Study Update

The Fall 2018 SHAPE Study update (Newsletter #4) has been released. SHAPE is a longitudinal cohort study, currently in the follow-up phase. The study aims to find out what affects individuals’ transitions through the HIV cascade of care. Recruitment for the SHAPE Study closed on August 31st, 2018. The study team was successful in enrolling… Read more »

Submit Your Abstract for CAHR 2019

Abstract deadline updated December 21, 2018 Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2019) Topics fall under CAHR’s four tracks: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences and Social Sciences. An additional oral abstract session will once again be offered with a focus on… Read more »

Please find attached a recruitment poster for the PEIRS (Patient Engagement In Research Scale) study. The study is focused on validating PEIRS as a tool. The study is looking to recruit patient partners who are able to communicate in English for an online survey. Please feel free to share with your contacts. Want to take part… Read more »

The Year in Review: 2017

This year we are presenting our Annual Report online. The Executive Summary follows, and other summary reports can be found below. Visit our Annual Reports page for reports from past years. Collaborating with Strength: Executive Summary As we look back on another successful year, we appreciate, as ever, our collaborations and shared work with the… Read more »

This content was originally published by CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.   By Tara Marie Watson and Carol Strike Supervised injection services (SIS) provide safer spaces for people to inject drugs and help reduce the risk of overdose and behaviours linked to HIV and hepatitis C. Now more than ever, as Canada… Read more »

Register Now for CBRC Summit 2018: How’s Your Head?

Summit 2018: How’s your Head? Sexual Identity, Mental Health and Substance Use Date: November 8 – 9 Location: SFU: Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings Vancouver, BC Don’t miss this opportunity for capacity building, training, and education initiatives designed to strengthen the network of those working and volunteering in GBT2Q men’s health. Local, national and international activists… Read more »

STI & HIV 2019 World Congress

The STI & HIV 2019 World Congress will be held July 14 – 17, 2019, in Vancouver, in the Vancouver Convention Centre. This Congress represents the joint meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) and the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI).  This biennial meeting is one of the largest… Read more »

Home and Choice

by Megan Deyman Life is often said to be defined by a series of choices. Day after day, month after month, year after year, we make choices about every detail of our lives. We make choices about what to eat, what to wear, what to say and how to say it, how to react, who… Read more »

BCCfE Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update

  The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS will present its Fall HIV/Antiretroviral update on October 22nd, from 830 AM – 430 PM in Vancouver. Registration is free, and now open. Please note that seating is available for up to 400 people and, therefore, pre-registration is strongly recommended. On-site registration will not be available.  … Read more »

CAHR 2019: Key Dates to Note

  Mark your calendars for the Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research Saskatoon, May 9-12th, 2019 Join us for the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2019), from May 9 – 12, 2019 in Saskatoon. Organized annually by the Canadian Association for HIV Research, the Conference is the premier gathering in Canada for those associated in… Read more »

Webinar: HIV Estimates and Progress on 90-90-90 HIV Targets

This is a repeat of the webinar that was presented on September 6th.  In this webinar, national estimates of the number of new HIV infections, the number of people estimated to be living with HIV and Canada’s progress towards global HIV elimination targets will be presented. Nashira Khalil, the Manager of the HIV Estimates Unit… Read more »