Category: Research

Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access

The Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access project was a partnership of AIDS Vancouver Island and the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative in Ontario.This project examined how women use Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) and what makes OPS more or less accessible to women. Between June and August 2018 surveys were conducted at 5 OPS:… Read more »

Living in the Lower Mainland means a hyper-awareness of the housing affordability crisis. It is impossible to ignore the uncomfortable reality that the Lower Mainland is an expensive place to live. Similarly, in Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH for short), a community-based research study, it became evident that the housing affordability crisis in the Lower… Read more »

Positive Living BC presents their latest Community Forum: HIV Stigma, Disclosure, Criminalization and Access to Care: Findings from the Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Women’s Longitudinal Needs Assessment (SHAWNA)   Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 PM Location: Chateau Granville Best Western – 1100 Granville Street (@ Helmcken) in Vancouver   Presenters:… Read more »

Take part in LHIVE Healthy Study

Submitted by LHIVE Healthy  The LHIVE Healthy Study recruitment period has been extended to March 2020. Interested in taking part? Would you like to  … Exercise more? Eat better? Smoke less?   A web-based study is currently looking for someone like you!   LHIVE Healthy is a study that aims to find out if web-based… Read more »

Survey: BCCDC Injectable Hormone Supply Distribution

Help the BC Centre for Disease Control improve access to harm reduction supplies for injectable hormone therapy. An online survey on accessing gender affirming harm reduction supplies (needles, syringes, etc.) for trans, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse folks in BC. Completed surveys will be entered into a draw for $25 gift cards. Questions? Email [email protected] Survey closes… Read more »

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 »