Category: Resource and Funding News

Study uncovers new ground about when to start HIV therapy A major question that has recurred since the availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) is when this therapy should be initiated to ensure the optimal health of HIV-positive people. New research has revealed that early therapy may be highly beneficial…. Read more »

In this issue the CCDR explores what we know about the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Canada. Since 1998, Canadian rates of reported HCV cases have declined over 50%, but certain populations remain at risk. An estimated 1% of people have been exposed to Hepatitis C in Canada. In our Useful Links section, find some… Read more »

Authors: S. Kirkland, S. Patten, T. Krahn, S. Peddle & M. Gaspar Through the presentation of the challenges and successes of this work, readers will experience the journey that was taken to reflect on and provide advice for collaboratively and strategically working together to improve the lives of those living with these communicable diseases in… Read more »

Release: Tuberculosis: Drug resistance in Canada 2013

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control is pleased to announce the release of Tuberculosis:  Drug Resistance in Canada 2013.  An electronic copy of the report will be available on the PHAC website in January 2015 ( **************************************************************************************************** Il nous fait plaisir d’annoncer, de la part du Centre de… Read more »

HepCBC’s January 2015 Bulletin

Please note: HepCBC wants to clarify that the “speculative price” in Canada for AbbVie’s interferon-free HolkiraTM Pak given on page 3 of our January, 2015 Bulletin is not official, and doesn’t reflect any real pricing. We can say that on or before January 16th, we will be able to post the actual price on our… Read more »

SmartSex Resource – STI Updates – Gay Poz Sex: One Year Out

by Taylor Perry, GPS Research Coordinator, Positive Living BC Last November, Positive Living BC launched its new eight-week Gay Poz Sex (GPS) program as a randomized controlled trial, after previously holding only non-protocol groups. Early results All eight men from the original randomized group have completed the research program in its entirety – a remarkable… Read more »

CATIE: Programming Connections Spotlight Programs for Gay Men

Gay men and other men who have sex with men may benefit from improved sexual health as one way to reduce the burden of HIV in the community. Community-building programs may be one way to enhance our response.     Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is workshop to build community and enhance self-esteem related to… Read more »

CATIE’s HepCInfo Update 5.24

New and Noteworthy Harvoni cures 98% of Hep C and HIV co-infected participants with genotype 1 virus 98% of Hep C and HIV co-infected participants with genotype 1 virus who took Harvoni (ledipasvir + sofosbuvir) during a 12-week clinical trial were cured, reported researchers at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)… Read more »

CATIE Treatment Update 205 – November 2014

Inflammation and its discontents When cells of the immune system encounter invading germs they can become activated and enter into a heightened state of alert. Temporary inflammation during short-lived infections is useful for marshalling the immune response. However, chronic inflammation from an ongoing infection—such as that arising from HIV—can injure organ-systems, causing them to slowly… Read more »

by Trevor Corneil, Medical Health Officer & Medical Director, STOP HIV/AIDS, Interior Health A new campaign is launched Interior Health has launched a new campaign to encourage all adults in the region to get tested for HIV. The “My Health Is Sexy” campaign uses intimate images to convey the message that knowing your HIV status… Read more »

By Allison Carter Public health professional with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and the Epidemiology and Population Health Program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. BC Community-Based Research Coordinator for CHIWOS. Read original article More than half of all people living with HIV worldwide are women, and yet they… Read more »